'Random' shootings, car rampages, knife attacks etc.

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Rodney Scott has retired as US Border Patrol chief, but not before reportedly warning his agents that unprecedented numbers of suspected terrorists are crossing into the country, creating a “national security crisis.”

With record numbers of illegal aliens crossing the southwestern US border since President Joe Biden took office in January, public attention has been focused on an immigration crisis, Scott told Border Patrol members in a video message obtained by the Washington Examiner. But the bigger issue is the flow of so-called TSDBs, the term used for suspected terrorists in the FBI’s terrorist screening database, he said.

“I firmly believe that it is a national security crisis,” the newspaper quoted Scott as saying in the video. “Immigration is just a subcomponent of it, and right now, it’s just a cover for massive amounts of smuggling going across the southwest border – to include TSDBs at a level we have never seen before. That is a real threat.”

At least four suspects who were on the FBI’s terrorism watchlist were apprehended by Border Patrol agents as they tried to cross into the US over the past year. A Border Patrol press release about the arrests was removed from the agency’s website hours after being posted, and other such incidents haven’t received public attention.

Scott, who had been with the Border Patrol for nearly 30 years and took the helm as chief in February 2020, was forced out of his job after Biden took office. He urged agents to keep trying to prevent terrorists and criminals from entering the US.

“Your peers or you are taking criminals, pedophiles, rapists, murderers, and like I said before, even TSDB alerts, off the streets and keeping them safe from America,” Scott said. “Even if we processed several thousand migrants that day and even if thousands of them were allowed into the US, you still took those threats off the street, and I think that's worth it. So please don’t ever undersell how important your mission is.”

READ MORE: Biden administration has dumped 40,000 Covid-positive migrants into US cities, former border chief tells newspaper

The Biden administration has been forced to take 40% of agents from the field to help process, care for and transport the flood of illegal migrants coming into US border facilities, reducing manpower to intercept potential terrorists. Nearly 213,000 illegal aliens were encountered by Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico border in July, marking the second straight month of setting a new 20-year high.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last week reportedly told Border Patrol agents in Texas that “unsustainable” numbers of migrants are flooding into the US. “We can’t continue like this,” Mayorkas said, according to leaked audio obtained by Fox News. “Our people in the field can’t continue, and our system isn’t built for it.” He took a different tone with reporters the same day, saying, “We have seen the surges in migration before. We’ve seen them in the past, and migration surges are not new.”

Former president Donald Trump earlier this year accused Biden of creating a “humanitarian and national security disaster” at the border with his “reckless” policies. Scott told Border Patrol agents to remind themselves that they’re not “immigration police.”

“Our job is to know what and who comes into our country and then to filter it out based on the rules applied by Congress and by law,”
he said. “That’s critically important, and when you put it in the context of immigration only, I think you miss the bigger fight.”

 

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Barcelona's emergency devices were deployed this afternoon in the city center after an explosion in Las Ramblas. Specifically, near the Petit Palace Hotel, located near the famous Boqueria market.

The events took place around 12:30 in the afternoon. Almost an hour later, Mossos d'Esquadra has ruled out that the events were related to a new terrorist action in the city, as had been feared at first.

And it is that the accumulation of circumstances that have led to the intervention of the emergency bodies takes place on the eve of the double attack in the Catalan capital.

The initial investigations have pointed to a "fortuitous deflagration" that has coincided with an accident in one of the hotel rooms.

Passersby have heard the explosion that has set off the alarms, which originated in the Ciutat Vella festival and the use of "pyrotechnics" in the Plaza del Pi, and they have seen a tourist leaving the hotel with a bloody injury. His injuries were caused by the breakage of the shower screen in his room, they explain from the Catalan security force. Message of tranquility from Mossos.

However, until the facts have been clarified, the security protocols for events in this profile have prevailed.

The Tedax have traveled to the hotel to look for explosives in the establishment, the area has been cordoned off "for prevention" and TMB has diverted the circulation of two bus lines (V13 and 59) that circulate regularly on Las Ramblas

The message that has been transferred from the security body has been that of "calm" and, little by little, activity in the area has recovered.

Displaced media and diversions Five fire brigade vehicles, four from the Mossos, three from the emergency medical service (SEM) and seven from the Barcelona Urban Guard have traveled between Las Ramblas and Carrer de la Boqueria
 

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Bomb threat by "lone wolf"...


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What we know about Floyd Ray Roseberry, the Washington DC bomb threat suspect​

Floyd Ray Roseberry is a 49-year-old man from Cleveland County, North Carolina. Police said he threatened to have explosives outside the Library of Congress.

Author: Nate Morabito (WCNC), Hank Lee
Published: 2:15 PM EDT August 19, 2021
Updated: 7:56 AM EDT August 20, 2021
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WASHINGTON — Authorities in Washington, D.C. have identified the man claiming to have an explosive outside the Library of Congress as Floyd Ray Roseberry.
Roseberry, 49, is from Grover, North Carolina, which is located in Cleveland County about 40 miles west of Charlotte. U.S. Capitol police said Roseberry was inside a pickup truck parked outside the Library of Congress claiming to have explosives with a detonator in his hand. Roseberry surrendered to police shortly after 2 p.m. and he was taken into custody without further incident. Multiple charges are pending against Roseberry.

RELATED: Cleveland County man arrested for making Capitol bomb threat
Roseberry posted multiple videos to a now-removed Facebook page Thursday, demanding to speak with President Joe Biden. Officials have not determined Roseberry's motive at this time but did say his mother recently passed away.
During a lengthy Facebook live video, Roseberry said, "the revolution is on" and that he'd "die for this land." His wife told NBC News he was leaving for a fishing trip Wednesday night and said he'd been upset by the 2020 presidential election results.
WCNC Charlotte confirmed that Roseberry is a registered Republican voter since 2016.
In his videos, Roseberry said he was “picked by the American [expletive] people to come up here and take a stand.” Much of his ranting was directed specifically at Biden and suggested he believed in the baseless election fraud conspiracy theories pushed by former President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans that Biden was not legally elected.
“I just got chose for the job. Unlike you,” Roseberry said. “This ain’t about politics. I don’t care if Donald Trump ever becomes president again. I think y’all Democrats need to step down. Y'all need to understand people don’t want you there.”
Roseberry vented a litany of complaints, ranging from the quality of modern coinage – at one point saying “Your pennies are rotting, Joe!” – to the American treatment of Afghans during the ongoing troop withdrawal. He also repeatedly called on Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to step down.
“You step down out of office, I’ll step down out of this truck,” Roseberry said. “You go home. I’ll go to federal prison.”

PHOTOS: NC man claims to have an explosive in DC (See link for photos.)​


The truck Roseberry drove from North Carolina was filled with bags and tubs of loose change apparently designed to turn the vehicle into a huge IED. Roseberry was vague about the nature of the supposed explosive device. At one point he claimed he had a “toolbox full of ammonium nitrate.” At another, he said police should ask their experts “what a 7-pound beg of gunpowder would do with 2.5-lbs. of Tannerite.”

“Biden, there’s a change shortage for a reason. I’ve got it all. I got loads of it,” Roseberry said. “And it don’t take but a half a roll of nickel to equal a .50-caliber bullet. And I’m telling you, they come in, they start shooting this window out… this bomb’s going off.”
Investigators later searched the vehicle. While the U.S. Capitol Police said they found no bomb, they did say they found bomb-making materials.
Charges against Roseberry were still pending.
Investigators said Roseberry's criminal history was "nothing that serious." In the late 1980s, Roseberry was charged with larceny over $200 and driving without a license. He was given probation for those offenses. Cleveland County court records indicate he was convicted of resisting a public officer in 1993 as well.
U.S. Capitol Police said Roseberry's mother recently passed away. Members of Roseberry's family told police he was dealing with "other issues."
Roseberry’s mother died of cancer, he said, and his wife had been denied insurance coverage for treatment of an unspecified cancer on her face. He claimed he had recently been denied coverage as well for shots “just so I can walk.”

“I went to the doctor yesterday to get some of those cell therapy shots they’ve been bragging about giving to athletes all these years. The doctor says, ‘No shots today. Insurance don’t cover it anymore,’” Roseberry said. “My wife goes to the doctor. She’s got cancer. And they told her it wouldn’t cover it anymore because it’s cosmetic. It’s on her face. Where’s your insurance at Biden? Obama? You keep on letting all these illegal Mexicans in here, all these illegal immigrants in here from Afghanistan… we’re going to have free health care for us. You’re [expletive] giving it to them. The South’s fed up!”
Roseberry’s home state of North Carolina is one of a dozen states with Republican-controlled legislatures that have not yet adopted expanded Medicaid eligibility granted by the Obama-Biden administration’s signature healthcare legislation, the Affordable Care Act. In states that have adopted expansion, the law allows households to qualify for Medicaid coverage if their income is below 133% of the federal poverty level – roughly $35,000 a year for a family of four. Roseberry is a registered Republican who voted most recently in the November general election, according to a public records search.

Those same records showed no significant property assets in Roseberry’s name – but a history of financial troubles. Court records show he filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 1998, which establishes a payment plan for unpaid debts, and then Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2000. Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a trustee to sell off whatever assets are available to pay off creditors. His most recent employment was listed as an assistant supervisor at a women’s apparel manufacturer.
The FBI and the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office were seen Thursday at Roseberry's most recently known address.

Former FBI agent and federal prosecutor M. Quentin Williams said there is usually some sort of signaling leading up to these kinds of acts.
"There are usually signs. The question is are we paying attention to the signs?" Williams said. "We must pay attention to these signs, because they're giving us indications that they're considering doing something."
RELATED: 'It's often lone wolves' | Former Assistant FBI Director explains the role of social threats on national security
 

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3 Sep, 2021 05:34 / Updated 1 minute ago
A stabbing attack in an Auckland supermarket in which multiple people were injured was an act of terrorism, New Zealand’s prime minister says. The suspect was shot dead by police.

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“This afternoon, at approximately 2:40pm, a violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders in the New Lynn Countdown [supermarket] in Auckland,” Ardern said at a press conference.

The suspect was a known threat to authorities and under constant monitoring, she added.

Ardern said the terrorist was a Sri Lankan national who arrived in the country in 2011 and became a person of national security interest from 2016. She described the attacker as an ISIS-inspired “lone wolf.”

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described a stabbing attack at an Auckland supermarket as a “terrorist attack by a violent extremist”.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned an attack at a West Auckland supermarket this afternoon, describing it as a “terrorist attack by a violent extremist” who was known to authorities.
Police confirmed this afternoon that they had shot and killed a man who stormed the New Lynn supermarket, armed with a knife, and injured at least six people, three of who are in a critical condition.

“He’s been known to us since 2016,” Ms Ardern told reporters after a briefing. There are court suppression orders in place affecting her ability to provide some information about the attacker.

“What happened today was despicable. It was hateful, it was wrong. It was carried out by an individual, not a faith, not a culture, not an ethnicity but an individual person who is gripped by ideology that is not supported here by anyone in the community.”

Ms Ardern said she was “so sorry” the attack had happened.

The Prime Minister said that the 32-year-old offender - known as “S” for legal reasons - had been on the police’s radar for several years and was Isis-inspired.

He was considered a threat to public safety after twice buying large hunting knives and possessing Islamic State videos, the NZ Herald reports, and had only recently been released from prison and was under constant surveillance from police and national security agencies.

Police were following the man after he left home and walked into the New Lynn Countdown this afternoon - before he took a knife from a shelf, and carried out the attack.

“The terrorist is a Sri Lankan national who arrived in 2011,” Ms Ardern said.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said he was “closely watched by surveillance teams and a strategic tactical team” as he travelled from his home in Glen Eden to Countdown in New Lynn this afternoon.

“The reality is when you are surveilling someone on a 24 hour basis it is not possible to be immediately next to them,” Mr Coster said.

In a video posted to social media, shoppers at Countdown can be heard warning each other about “someone with a knife” inside the store, shortly before a series of gunshots rang out.

Three of those critically injured, the NZ Herald reports, have been taken to Auckland City Hospital, along with another in a serious condition. One person in a moderate condition is at Waitakere Hospital and another is at Middlemore Hospital.

At least one person suffered a stab wound, according to the Herald, while Newstalk ZB reports two people have been shot.

One witness, a man named Tim, told Reuters he saw an elderly man lying on the ground with a stab wound to his abdomen, and a middle-aged woman who had been stabbed in the shoulder.

Another witness, Brittany Denyer, said she was about to enter the shopping centre when police officers ran up to her and told her to “hurry up and evacuate immediately”.

“People were panicking, and it was a gridlock trying to get out of New Lynn. Police and ambulances [were] everywhere,” she said.

“I was told by another police officer while I was waiting to be diverted that someone had been stabbed.”

A pharmacy worker at Lynn Mall told RNZ they had been barricaded inside the Unichem Pharmacy, along with about 20 people who had rushed inside.

General Manager Kiri Hannifin told the Herald that the store would be closed until further notice, saying they are “devastated by what’s taken place in our Lynnmall store today”.

“Once again, our hearts are heavy knowing what our team and customers have witnessed and been through. Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their families, and we will be supporting all of our Lynnmall team,” Ms Hannifin said in a statement.

“Over the last few weeks especially, Kiwis have shown our team such gratitude and kindness and we are particularly devastated that something like this has happened again in one of our stores. It’s difficult to comprehend and the events of today leave our whole team in deep shock.”
 

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“The war on terrorism is rubbish. A stupidity that adds terrorism, catalyzes terrorists, gives them a status. It is not only ineffective but counterproductive ”. Beyond passions, on France Inter, voice of reason

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Breaking News A bomb blast near the Pakistani capital, Baghdad, has killed at least seven people. @SpinMolo

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Dozens of police officers have reportedly been deployed on the streets surrounding a synagogue in the western-German city of Hagen, amid warnings of a “threat” to the building. The alert comes on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

“We currently have indications of a possible dangerous situation in connection with a Jewish facility in Hagen,” the North Rhine-Westphalia state police department in the neighboring city of Dortmund stated on Wednesday evening. “Police protective measures have been adapted accordingly,” the statement continued, adding: “We are in close contact with the Jewish community.”

A police spokesperson told Reuters shortly afterwards that officers were responding to an unspecified “threat” to the building.

The nature of the threat remains unclear, but photographs taken by the Westfalenpost, a local newspaper, show heavily armed officers patrolling nearby streets, which have been closed to traffic.

While initial reports suggested “hundreds” of cops were taking part in the operation, the actual number of officers involved was lost in translation, as “Hundertschaft” is used by the local media to describe police units of various size.

In a follow-up thread, the North Rhine-Westphalia police said that they were unable to tell when traffic restrictions in Hagen will be lifted.

The situation unfolded as the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur began at sundown. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, and observant Jews mark the occasion by fasting, praying, and abstaining from work.
 

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Almelo stabbing: Two killed after ‘man opens fire with crossbow’​


At least two people have died in the Netherlands after a man reportedly began shooting at passers-by with a crossbow from his balcony.

Police in the eastern province of Overijssel confirmed two people had died and a third was injured in the incident in the town of Almelo.

An investigation into the deaths has been launched, but videos circulating online appear to show a shirtless man firing into the street with a crossbow from his flat’s balcony.

Unconfirmed reports from local media suggest armed police responded to the scene and fired shots at a suspect and that a body was discovered inside the home.

Earlier on Friday morning, the police tweeted a situation was ongoing involving armed officers in Almelo and warned the public not to come near.

It remains unclear exactly how the two victims died, with some reports suggesting they were stabbed rather than shot by a crossbow.

Police confirmed later in the morning a third person was injured and a suspect had been arrested by officers at the scene as well.

A “GRIP-3” emergency was also declared, which allows the emergency services to work more closely together to respond to the incident and indicates there was a threat to the general population.

Astonishing videos from Almelo shared online appear to show a man standing on a second-floor balcony in his underwear, firing a large crossbow down into the street.

What sounds like a gunshot can also be heard and the man then moves back inside his flat. Photos from the scene also posted online show arrows in lying in the road and police officers marking them out with cones and tape.

 

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An active-shooter situation is reportedly underway on the campus of a university in the Russian city of Perm. Footage purportedly taken at the scene showed people escaping from a building through windows.

The incident was reported at Perm State University, one of the oldest universities in the Urals.According to some media reports, at least one person has been hurt.

The university’s social media alerted everyone who is currently on campus to leave if possible, or lock themselves inside a room. The message told people on their way to the campus to immediately turn back.

A video published on social media apparently taken at the scene showed people escaping through the windows of a two-storey building.


Another video taken from inside the building appears to show an armed person dressed in black slowly walking across the campus as horrified people express their shock.
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Among just four people detained during the remarkably peaceful Justice for J6 rally in Washington, DC was an armed man who flashed a badge, causing speculation that he was an ‘undercover fed’ accidentally outed by colleagues.

Despite weeks of constant media reports fueling fears of imminent violence, the Saturday protest proceeded peacefully. It attracted only a few hundred activists – and several times as many police and other law enforcement agents. Authorities reported only a handful of minor disturbances, and a total of four arrests, one of which was particularly curious.

In a video captured by independent journalist Ford Fischer, around half a dozen officers in full riot gear surrounded a man suspected of carrying a concealed handgun.



Are you undercover?” police could be heard asking the suspect, as they checked his pockets only to find what appears to be a badge. “I’m just here,” he responds when asked again whether he was “undercover” or “part of the event.”

The man was then escorted away, without being handcuffed or disarmed at the scene, Fischer noted, triggering much speculation about whether he was an undercover fed, an off-duty cop, or if the badge was even real at all.

While the Capitol Police acknowledged the incident in a tweet, they never mentioned the badge.

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“The man did have a gun,” police said. “At this time, it is not clear why the man was at the demonstration. Officers charged him with 40 U.S. Code § 5104 - Unlawful activities.
 

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The leader of Sweden's centre-right opposition has called for the country to use its far-reaching terror legislation against gang criminals after what he described as "the bloodiest summer in Swedish history" when it came to gun violence.

In his traditional party leader’s “summer speech” or sommartal, titled Now, we’ll get some order for Sweden, Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson said that the government should use every possibility under law to crack down on gang criminals.

They should be treated as domestic terrorists and “should be met with the full force of Swedish terror legislation,” he said. “We should take their money, their cars and their watches. We should listen in to them and visit their homes.

“Those who are members of a criminal gang but not Swedish citizens should be deported. We should bring in visitation zones and double punishment for gang criminals.”

After the speech, the party’s justice spokesperson Johan Forssell presented new proposals for extending terror legislation so that the “law on secret coercise measures” or Lagen om hemliga tvångsåtgärder, which empowers police to listen in to phone calls and other communications, be extended to cover gang criminals.

The Moderate party also wants Sweden’s deportation law to be extended to cover gang criminals, with courts empowered to rule on whether someone meets the description.

“This is a far-reaching proposal, that’s the whole point,” Johan Forssell, the party’s justice spokesperson, told TT after the speech. “The burden of evidence should rest heavily on those who think we should keep doing what we’ve done up until now.”

In his speech, Kristersson also lambasted the government for Sweden’s record levels of long-term unemployment and for missing its own climate goals.

He called for a cap on welfare payments and lowered tax rates on the low paid, so that it would always be worth finding work for unemployed people.

He also defended his party’s decision to work with the far-right Sweden Democrats, until a few years ago a pariah in Swedish politics due to their neo-Nazi roots.

“I want to get together and cooperate to get things done. The Moderates have in recent years cooperated with all the parties, from the Left Party to the Sweden Democrats, sometimes both at the same time,” he said.

“That doesn’t make me either a Left Party supporter or a Sweden Democrat. It just means that I put policy issues first.”
 

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One person has been killed and a dozen more injured in a shooting at a Kroger supermarket in Collierville, Tennessee, local law enforcement said. The gunman died at the scene from what officers believe was a self-inflicted wound.

A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a Kroger branch in Collierville, a town located on the outskirts of Memphis. One person was shot dead, 12 were injured, and the suspect ended his rampage by apparently taking his own life. The shooting took place at around 1.30pm local time.

Police officers from multiple departments responded to the incident, and SWAT teams cleared the store “aisle to aisle, room to room,” Collierville Chief of Police Dale Lane told reporters. “I’ve been involved in this for 34 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Lane said, noting that some of the injuries were “very serious.”

Video footage showed several ambulances rushing to a local hospital, with at least one carrying multiple victims. Local reporter Stacy Jacobson said her crew was instructed not to move their vehicle parked outside the hospital, as staff there were “preparing for helicopter landings.”


While one image circulated online showing a man standing on the supermarket’s roof, with some suggesting he may have been the shooter, Lane confirmed the person was, in fact, a Kroger employee.

The store chain later issued a statement on the shooting, saying it is “deeply saddened” and that “the entire Kroger family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to the individuals and families of the victims during this difficult time.” The Collierville location will remain closed until police complete their investigation, the company added. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) said they are assisting the probe.

Collierville schools went into lockdown as a precaution as the incident unfolded, with an alert sent to parents warning of an off-campus active shooter nearby. The lockdown has since been lifted, according to Fox.

Police are questioning witnesses and preparing to search the suspect’s vehicle, which is parked at the scene.

Published September 23, 2021 • Updated on September 23, 2021
 

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Not stabbing or shooting bit I don’t know where to put this kind of news…


It‘s a tragedy; man killed their children and tried to kill himself.
children were 7-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, and a 4-year-old boy.
😢


To me it seems that this happens more and more often.

Just few months back, a woman beat her daughter who then died in hospital.
The child was taken from caring guardians/foster parents only to live with biological parents who didn’t take care of her.
Awful times..

 

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October 4, 2021 5:14 pm
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A Tucson Police Department SWAT truck is parked near the last two cars of an Amtrak train in downtown Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. One person is in custody after someone opened fire Monday aboard an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, police said. The shooting happened just after 8 a.m. on a train parked at the station in the city's downtown. Authorities say the scene has been secured and no threat remains. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

A Drug Enforcement Administration special agent was killed Monday when a passenger, who also died, opened fire as officers were doing a routine inspection for illegal contraband on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, authorities said. A second agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded.

“It’s very horrific and we’re all just coming to terms with just how terrible a loss this is,” Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said. “But I also want to reflect on the really heroic actions of the officers at the scene. They literally ran towards the danger, into the car, where there was an active shooting situation going on.”

Magnus spoke outside the hospital where the agent and Tucson officer had been taken. The agent was listed in critical condition while the officer was in stable condition. He said authorities would not be releasing their names.

The shooting, which sent passengers fleeing, happened just after 8 a.m. on a train stopped at the station in the city’s downtown. A regional task force of DEA agents and Tucson police officers had boarded one of the cars to do a typical check for illegal money, weapons and drugs. It’s a common occurrence at all transit hubs, Magnus said.

Officers were in the middle of detaining a man on the upper level of the double-decker car when a second man pulled out a handgun and began firing. He exchanged several rounds with police and then barricaded himself in a bathroom on the lower level, Magnus said.

He was later found dead inside.

The other suspect has been arrested. It wasn’t immediately known what charges he faces or his relationship to the second man.

Magnus praised Tucson police officers for getting the injured DEA agent off the train and rushing him to the hospital in the back of a patrol car. The hospitalized Tucson officer had been on the platform when he heard the shooting. He was shot when he ran into the car to help.

There were about a dozen other passengers in the car where the shooting occurred.

“I just think it’s kind of incredible here there weren’t other people who were hurt, even though we’re completely so saddened by the loss of the officer,” Magnus said.

Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams also confirmed there were no reported injuries to the crew or passengers.

The Sunset Limited, Train 2, was traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, and arrived at the Tucson station at 7:40 am, Abrams said. There were 137 passengers and 11 crew members, he said. All have been evacuated to the station.

Evan Courtney was in a lounge car when people suddenly came running in yelling: “Shots fired!”

“I grabbed my backpack and ran,” Courtney told The Associated Press via Twitter direct messaging.

He said he huddled with other passengers while looking out the window. He saw several tactical police officers with assault rifles behind barricades. After 15 minutes, “police ran to us and told us to get out of the car and run in the opposite direction.”

Courtney later tweeted a photo of nearly two dozen officers including two embracing.

Dramatic video taken by a camera at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum shows some of the shooting.

Multiple shots can be heard from inside a train before a man, who appears to be a security officer with a dog, boards in the middle of the second-to-last car through an open door. Two bystanders back away and then run past a baggage cart, joining four others as they usher each other into the last car and the door slides shut, the video shows.

One shot is heard and the security officer, holding a gun, backs off the train with the dog still on the leash. He runs behind a structure on the train platform as a man appears at the passenger car door, fires three shots toward the fleeing man and dog, and disappears back inside.

The camera belongs to Virtual Railfan, which operates more than 50 cameras livestreaming train operations around the country for train buffs. Kathy Abbott, operations manager, said both Tucson police and Amtrak police have asked for any footage to be made available.

Virtual Railfan’s cameras do capture crime but “maybe not this dramatic,” Abbott said. “This was definitely an adrenaline rush.”

Tucson, home to the University of Arizona, is about 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Phoenix.

WINDSOR, ONT. -- Windsor police say the Ambassador Bridge international border crossing between Canada and the U.S. was shut down for most of the day due to “possible explosives” in the area.

Police were called to the scene at the Canadian side of the crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich. on Monday morning.


Police say they were alerted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) after possible explosives were located inside a vehicle in the secondary inspection area.

“No threat was associated to this and this is believed to be an isolated incident,” says a Twitter post from police. “The safety and security of staff and the public is paramount; as such traffic has been re-routed.”

Police say the driver of the involved vehicle is being detained pending further investigation and is currently in the custody of the CBSA. No other persons are believed to be involved in this incident.

Officers say the area was evacuated and the bridge was shut down to incoming traffic from the U.S.

The Windsor Police Service Explosive Disposal Unit is investigating.

The Ambassador Bridge Company says U.S.-bound traffic “has always been open for travelers and will continue to be open for those wishing to cross into the United States.” There is access off of Wyandotte Street West only.

An alert from the CBSA is encouraging incoming travellers to consider alternate ports of entry to cross the border.

By around 7 p.m., Windsor police had cleared the scene. Further updates are expected Tuesday, police say.


 

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Man kills several people in Norway in bow-and-arrow attacks, police say​


OSLO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A man armed with a bow and arrow killed several people and wounded a number of others in attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

At least four people had been killed in the attacks, public broadcaster NRK and newspaper VG reported, citing unnamed sources.

"The man has been apprehended ... from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone," police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters.

"Several people have been injured and several are dead," Aas said. He declined to comment on the precise number of casualties.

The attacks took place over "a large area" of Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, 68 km (42 miles) from the capital, Oslo.

Following the attacks, the police directorate said it had ordered officers nationwide to carry firearms. Norwegian police are normally unarmed but officers have access to guns and rifles when needed.

"This is an extra precaution. The police have no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level," the directorate said in a statement.

Aas said police would investigate whether the attack amounted to an act of terrorism,

Norway's minister of justice and public security, Monica Maeland, has received updates on the attacks and was closely monitoring the situation, the ministry said.
 

Man kills several people in Norway in bow-and-arrow attacks, police say​


OSLO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A man armed with a bow and arrow killed several people and wounded a number of others in attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

At least four people had been killed in the attacks, public broadcaster NRK and newspaper VG reported, citing unnamed sources.

"The man has been apprehended ... from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone," police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters.

"Several people have been injured and several are dead," Aas said. He declined to comment on the precise number of casualties.

The attacks took place over "a large area" of Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, 68 km (42 miles) from the capital, Oslo.

Following the attacks, the police directorate said it had ordered officers nationwide to carry firearms. Norwegian police are normally unarmed but officers have access to guns and rifles when needed.

"This is an extra precaution. The police have no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level," the directorate said in a statement.

Aas said police would investigate whether the attack amounted to an act of terrorism,

Norway's minister of justice and public security, Monica Maeland, has received updates on the attacks and was closely monitoring the situation, the ministry said.
I live in Kongsberg, and actually was supposed to go for a walk in that specific location (same itinerary) yesterday around the same time but decided against fortunately. Around the time of the event saw alot of police cars, ambulances and helicopters which was unusual. As a side note, fortunately it was bows and arrows, if it was a gun attack, the most logical decision would have been to go toward a slightly different location (same distance) and head over to the main shopping center which was quite full at that time.
Life is pretty back to normal in here as of today.

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