Columbus police have shot and killed a man after they say he went into a Mediterranean restaurant on the Northeast Side this evening and attacked several patrons with a machete.
According to a dispatcher, police were called just after 6 p.m. to the Nazareth Restaurant, 5239 N. Hamilton Road. The dispatcher said that six people were transported to area hospitals from the restaurant, though their names and the extent of their injuries aren’t known at this time.
The suspect then reportedly fled and was stopped by police about 5 miles away, off Stelzer Road and just south of Montclair Drive.
He was shot by police, the dispatcher said, and died at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center at 6:24 p.m.
Further information and the name of the suspect aren’t available at this time.
The University of Texas at Austin police department issued a disorderly conduct citation to an outdoor preacher on Tuesday after students complained that his message had offended them. The preacher, who was standing just off campus, recorded his interaction with several university police officers, who explained that it was illegal for him to offend the students.
CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the “rigged” process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sanders’ 22 point shellacking of Clinton.
Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, “I’m not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.” (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders)
The Oregon standoff came to an end on Thursday, its 41st day, after the four remaining armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge turned themselves in and were taken into federal custody.
David Fry, the last occupier, was taken into FBI custody at around 2 p.m. ET after several tense hours of negotiations with the FBI. Fry, 27, who livestreamed the conversation, threatened to shoot himself, saying : “I’ll kill myself before you guys [expletive] do it.” After grabbing a cookie and some cigarettes, Fry walked out of the refuge and into FBI custody as his livestreamed audio was switched off.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a possible anti-white bias attack in Brooklyn — the second in a week.
A 51-year-old man walking along Nostrand Avenue near Glenwood Road in Flatbush was forcefully knocked to the ground by a 6-foot-1 black man around 3:40 p.m. Monday, police sources said.
The victim told investigators that the assailant shouted, “This is for Malcolm X, cracker!” as he fell to the ground, sources said.
The man suffered pain in his neck, back and left shoulder, but refused medical attention at the scene.
Police are also investigating another possible bias attack on Sunday involving a man who allegedly sucker-punched straphanger Randy Aveille, 44, at the Church Avenue subway station at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 5 and spewed racial hatred at him.
Cops released surveillance video of Aveille’s attacker on Wednesday in hopes of tracking him down.
Authorities are investigating whether the attacks are related, sources said.
Aveille told The Post on Sunday that he had just gotten off the subway with his girlfriend and was headed to the steps when a man came from behind and began pummeling him in his face.
“I was blindsided by a guy who started hitting my face,” Aveille said. “I was walking, and as I was approaching the steps, somebody came from behind me.”
He said his fiancée heard the man say, “Watch who you look at!”
Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it.
The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.
The full scope and status of the inquiry, conducted by the State Department’s inspector general, were not clear from the material correspondence reviewed by The Washington Post.
Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by Boko Haram to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.
Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in northeast Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people.
Later found by local self-defense forces, the girl’s tearful account is one of the first indications that at least some of the child bombers used by Boko Haram are aware that they are about to die and kill others.
“She said she was scared because she knew she would kill people, but she was also frightened of going against the instructions of the men who brought her to the camp,” said Modu Awami, a self-defense fighter who helped question the girl.
The Harford County sheriff’s office has released the names of two deputies who were fatally shot in Maryland on Wednesday in an incident that began at a Panera Bread restaurant during the lunch rush.
Deputy Patrick Dailey, a 30-year veteran of the department, and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon, who had been with the office for 16 years, were shot and killed by a man who Dailey was trying to apprehend. Both officers were veterans of the military and left behind families.
“It’s absolutely devastating to the people that wear this uniform,” said Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler at an 11 a.m. press conference. “There are no words. These men are heroes.”
When Helen Duley was asked whom she would be voting for in the South Carolina primary, she answered as if the very question were absurd.
“What I’m seeing is a bunch of confusion, hearsay and foolishness,” said Ms. Duley, 60, a retired nursing assistant who is African-American, shortly after finishing breakfast here at the downtown McDonald’s. “What I also see is a veteran who’s already been in the White House eight years. A veteran: Hillary Clinton.”
They bounce back after terrorist attacks, pick themselves up after earthquakes and cope with pandemics such as Zika. They can even handle years of economic uncertainty, stagnant wages and sky-high unemployment. But no developed nation today could possibly tolerate another wholesale banking crisis and proper, blood and guts recession.
We are too fragile, fiscally as well as psychologically.
Our economies, cultures and polities are still paying a heavy price for the Great Recession; another collapse, especially were it to be accompanied by a fresh banking bailout by the taxpayer, would trigger a cataclysmic, uncontrollable backlash.
The Congressional Black Caucus’s political action committee endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Thursday morning. The CBC’s chairman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), said: “Black lives are being lost on the streets of America because of police misconduct and gang violence… and so we must have a president that understands the racial divide.” He added, “After considering the entire field, there is no question in our mind and in our minds that one single candidate—one—possesses the patience, experience, and temperament.” Clinton will debate Bernie Sanders on Thursday night in Milwaukee.
The Isis jihadist group appears to have released a new set of images showing a rare public appearance by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The self-proclaimed “caliph” was last captured on camera in July 2014, when he gave a speech to followers at a mosque in Mosul.
It is impossible to verify the new images, but Isis supporters on social media claim they show Al-Baghdadi speaking to children at a mosque in Fallujah, Iraq.
The risk to the Isis leader’s life is such that he no longer addresses large gatherings. The US has placed a $10 million bounty on his head, making him one of the most wanted terrorists in the world.
If they do show Al-Baghdadi, the new images do not teach us much we didn’t already know about the reclusive militant chief.
Some Isis followers have suggested that a man shown in the far-right on one of the images is the leader’s “double” – a logical safety measure given the number of Isis convoys that have been targeted by international air strikes.
The school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday that bans US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from coming onto school property without permission — a move meant to signal to immigrant students and their families that they are secure while on campus.
ICE agents haven’t attempted to look for students at the district’s schools, but board members said that some families expressed concern after ICE detained more than 120 people last month in raids across the country that were meant to identify and deport illegal immigrants. This sparked rumors that raids were planned on Los Angeles schools, prompting LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King to issue a statement that said, “Neither the Los Angeles Unified School District nor the Los Angeles School Police Department is aware of any planned raids or other action by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at any LA Unified school site. The District welcomes all students and all families and is committed to supporting their right to live, learn and work in their communities.”
LAUSD is the country’s largest school district by enrollment, and has frequently advocated on behalf of its immigrant students, including calling on the federal government to pass immigration reform legislation.
Steve Zimmer, president of the LAUSD Board of Education, said that he and the other board members wanted to reassure worried families in passing the resolution.
“The vitriol and hate that presently permeates the immigration debate, combined with a regrettable change in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement practices, made it necessary for the Board of Education to take a strong stand in solidarity with our families and our communities,” Zimmer said in a statement released after the vote. “Our message is simple and direct: our schools are safe, welcoming and embracing for all families.”
Tucked into the final budget proposal of President Obama’s administration is an effort to prevent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents from operating withimpunity after the agency has been plagued with years of controversy.
In his 2017 fiscal year budget plan, President Obama is requesting the allocation of $5 million to support the use of body-worn cameras for agents on the southern U.S. border.
Described as a request that “could have positive effects on CBP and the public,” border officials would test out the use of camera technology during their field operations — expanding on a existing pilot program hoping to make the agency more accountable and transparent.
The proposed allocation for body cameras makes up just a small portion of the president’s $40.6 billion requested budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But it could have huge implications for immigrant advocates, who for years have argued that the CBP agency needs to be held more accountable amid allegations of corruption and a troubling rise in the use of force by agents against U.S. citizens, border crossers, and Mexican citizens.