ONE AMERICAN WOMAN DEAD AND 5 INJURED IN LONDON …
A Somali teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death and five people injured in an attack in central London.
Police originally said terrorism could not be ruled out but later said they had “not found any evidence of radicalisation or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism.” However, later they called the incident a “random attack” with mental health issues at the heart of it.
The 19-year-old Norwegian, of Somali origin, was Tasered by police outside the Imperial Hotel, in Southampton Row.
He was initially in hospital under armed guard but was this morning moved to a police station and arrested on suspicion of murder, police confirmed.
Norway’s foreign ministry said the teen emigrated from the Scandanavian country to Britain in 2002 when he was five years old.
The American woman, in her 60s, was treated at the scene but she died a short time later.
Five people – two women and three men – were taken to hospital for their injuries.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, police said.
They are British, Israeli and Australian citizens.
Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to the UK, tweeted: “Heartbreaking news that a US citizen was killed in #RussellSquare attack.
“My prayers are with all the victims and their loved ones.”
The woman who was killed was an American citizen, and the five wounded people, two women and three men, included citizens of Australia, Britain, Israel and the United States, Mr. Rowley said. All were hospitalized, but three were treated and released. Officials at the United States Embassy in London would not identify the victim, but Ambassador Matthew Barzun expressed his condolences on Twitter.
BLUE LIVES MATTER, ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER GUNNED DOWN …
FOX News is reporting that another police officer has been killed, this time in San Diego, California. Two police officers have been shot, sadly one has passed away during a traffic stip in San Diego. Which further leads to the obvious, that there is no such thing as a routine police stop. According to San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, the shooting happened at around 11 p.m. local time (2 a.m. ET Friday) in the Southcrest neighborhood. One suspect has been taken into custody.
VIDEO – WSJ
One San Diego police officer was killed and another one wounded when a driver they stopped Thursday night opened fire on them in the latest in a series of cop shootings around the nation.
The suspected shooter was arrested, and police said they were not pursuing any other suspects. Neither the police officers’ nor the alleged gunman’s names were immediately released.
The determination that the killer acted alone followed a long manhunt in the city’s Southcrest neighborhood involving SWAT teams, helicopters and squad cars.
Video footage showed officers out in force with numerous squad cars with emergency lights flashing lining a street, officers on foot, and a helicopter buzz overhead.
Police said the officers were shot while making a stop and immediately called for help. The officer who died was shot multiple times.
LA Times: 2 San Diego police officers shot, one fatally, in traffic stop; suspect held.
Two San Diego police officers were shot, one of them fatally, during a traffic stop late Thursday night in the Southcrest neighborhood, police said.
The names and tenures of the male officers, both part of the department’s gang suppression unit, were not released.
One of the officers suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at a hospital despite lifesaving efforts, police Chief Shelly Zimmerman said early Friday outside Scripps Mercy Hospital. The second officer underwent surgery early Friday and was expected to survive.
Police had one suspect in custody. He had been shot and was being treated at a hospital, Zimmerman said.
The two officers had pulled over a vehicle about 11 p.m. somewhere in the area of Acacia Grove Way and 36th Street. Immediately after, they called for emergency cover, Zimmerman said.
Other officers were in the area and arrived shortly after. They found both officers suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso. One was rushed in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died.
“Despite heroic efforts by officers on scene and heroic efforts by doctors to save his life, I’m heartbroken to report they were unable to save him and he is deceased,” Zimmerman said.
She said she went to the home of the officer who died and notified his wife, two children and extended family members who were at the home.
HATE CRIME: 37 Year Old Lakeem Keon Scott, Tennessee Shooter Targeted White Victims, Similar to Dallas Police Ambush
More shootings inspired by Black Lives Matters … NOTE TO LORETTA LYNCH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE … THIS WOULD BE A HATE CRIME.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the individual responsible behind Thursday morning’s shooting in Bristol, TN that claimed the life of an area newspaper carrier and injured three others, including a local police officer. The TBI stated that 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott “acted alone” and was armed with at least two weapons. Preliminary finding show that Lakeem Keon Scott targeted people and officers after being troubled by recent events involving black people and law enforcement officers in other parts of the country. Yes, Lakeem Keon Scott was black and the victims that were targeted were white. You do the math.
Hmm, where are the Black Lives Matters folks, where’s Barack Obama’s outrage, where is Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton and where is Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the DOJ’s “Hate Crime” unit? Hey America, aren’t you so happy and proud you elected Barack Obama to two terms in office so he could bridge the divide between the races? But this is what you get when you elect a community agitator who is an ideologue and not a leader.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the suspect behind Thursday morning’s random shooting in Bristol, TN that claimed the life of an area newspaper carrier and injured three others, including a local police officer.
The TBI says 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott was armed with at least two weapons, an automatic-style rifle, a pistol and a large amount of ammunition, reports CBS statation WJHL in Tennessee.
According to the TBI, the victims were:
Jennifer Rooney ( A Bristol Herald Courier newspaper carrier) : Deceased after being shot driving in her vehicle on Volunteer Parkway.
Deborah Watts: In serious, but stable, condition at Bristol Regional Medical Center after being shot while working at the Days Inn.
David Whitman Davis: Received minor injuries at the scene after being injured by flying glass resulting from the gunfire.
Officer Matthew Cousins: Sustained a superficial wound to the leg. Was subsequently treated and released from BRMC.
Preliminary findings indicate Scott may have targeted people and officers after being troubled by recent events involving African-Americans and law enforcement officers in other parts of the country.
Anyone with information that may be helpful in this case is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
The Other McCain references yet another police shooting case in Georgia.
UNREAL, THE POLICE OFFICER NEVER HAVE A CHANCE …
Dallas KDFW has released a video of the cop killer firing on police at the Black Lives Matter protest last night. Sadly, 5 police officers are now dead and 8 others are in serious condition following the shooting rampage that specifically targeted the police.
You can see in the videos below that the shooter hid behind pillars and then shoots a police officer at point blank range who didn’t see him coming! Despicable.
WARNING – VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO
Dallas Ambush: Snipers Shoot 12 Police Officers & 2 Civilians, 5 Officers Dead … 3 Suspects in Custody, One Suspect Dead
THEY DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE … SAY A PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES OF THOSE LOST AND INJURED AND FOR DALLAS.
Sadly, the death toll has climbed to 5 overnight from the ambush style sniper massacre of police officers in Dallas, Texas during a “Black Lives Matters” protest. In total, 12 police officers were shot and 5 have passed away from the deadly, murderous attack. It is the greatest loss of police lives in a single tragic event since the terror attacks of 9-11. According to reports, 43 year old officer Brent Thompson was identified as one of the victims fatally shot. Thompson joined the DART Police Department in 2009.
One of the suspects had engaged in a standoff for several hours with police, but a Dallas city official announced around 3:30 a.m. that it was over. That suspect is now dead, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
“Our explosives took him down,” he told “Good Morning America” today.
A peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings took a sinister turn at about 9 p.m. Thursday night after snipers shot 12 police officers, killing five, according to Dallas Police Chief Brown.
Two civilians were also wounded in the attack.
“Some officers were shot in the back,” said Brown, who added during a press conference that they were attacked “ambush-style.”
One suspect died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound at about 2:50am after an hours-long stand-off with police.