- NBC News: The Canadian born suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing the officer multiple law enforcement sources say.
The officer was taken to the hospital. Michigan State Police said the officer is in critical condition.
Police identified the injured officer as Lt. Jeff Neville. Bishop International Airport was evacuated and is closed.
Police said a suspect has been taken into custody. The airport released the following statement:
“All passengers are safe and are being evacuated at this time. Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays.”
The FBI is leading the investigation. The Flint City Hall began operating under heightened security in an abundance of caution after the incident.
“Right now we are still awaiting more information about the situation at Bishop Airport this morning,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. “My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day. I want the public to know that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control. However, at this time we are taking extra precautions just to be safe.”
( New York Post ) A Brooklyn financier was found naked and dead in his tony Dumbo pad — after a gay bondage hookup went awry, police sources said Tuesday.
Neil Rodney Smith, 57, CEO of the investment firm Infraccess, was discovered lying on his back in bed with a wet towel stuffed in his mouth and a pillow over his face inside the apartment at 1 Main St. around 1:45 p.m. Monday, police sources said.
“He went online and hooked up with some guy and, whatever they were doing,” he died, a police source said.
Not long before his death, “A roommate heard a guy in there with him. He heard them having sex,” the source added.
Sounds from the room stopped, and a roommate later found Smith dead, the police source said.
There were no signs of trauma — but police are investigating whether there may have been foul play, according to cops.
Police also are reviewing surveillance camera footage of a male visitor from outside the home.
“There is video surveillance of a guy and a girl outside the apartment. The girl stays out, and the guy goes in,” the police source said.
Smith had been talking online with the mystery man before he was found dead, according to cops.
“There were text messages exchanged and Facebook stuff where he’s hooking up with this guy,” a police source said
Latest left-wing violence! Shots were reportedly fired at a truck carrying “Make America Great Again” and American flags in Indiana on Tuesday. Shots came from a newer white 4-door Chevrolet Malibu with a Louisiana plate near Emerson Avenue around 4 p.m. The driver of the Malibu was described as a black male around the age of 23. The passenger was described as a light skinned black male with a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.
From Fox 59 :
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police say shots were fired at a truck carrying a “Make America Great Again” flag and an American flag on eastbound I-465 Tuesday.
Officers believe the shots were fired from a newer white 4-door Chevrolet Malibu with a Louisiana plate near Emerson Avenue around 4 p.m.
The victim and a witness informed police that the Malibu pulled up next to the pickup truck, a passenger held a handgun out of the window and then a male fired several shots.
Police say no one was in injured in the incident.
The driver of the Malibu was described as a black male around the age of 23. The passenger was described as a light skinned black male with a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.
6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHOOTER JAMES HODGKINSON:
- Hodgkinson was a member of a number of anti-Republican groups on Facebook, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”
▪ “The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans”
▪ “Donald Trump is not my President”
▪ “President Bernie Sanders”
▪ “Illinois Berners United to Resist Trump”
▪ “Boycott the Republican Party”
▪ “Expose Republican Fraud”
▪ “Terminate the Republican Party”
2. He hated Donald Trump, but campaigned for Bernie Sanders
According to The Washington Post, Hodgkinson campaigned for Bernie Sanders in Iowa during the last Presidential election.
Two days ago, Hodgkinson posted an angry tweet about President Donald Trump on Facebook.
“I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office,” he wrote on Facebook.
3. He was a facebook friend of former Democrat Congressman William Enyart.
Former Congressman William Enyart, a Democrat from Belleville who was defeated by current Rep. Mike Bost, Enyart is friends with Hodgkinson on Facebook, but Enyart said when he was is public life, he had a generally policy of “friending everybody” and said he’s never heard of Hodgkinson.
“I don’t have a clue who this guy is,” Enyart said.
Enyart was defeated by Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, in 2014.
4. He used to own home inspection business but did not renew his license.
James Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home-inspection business. Hodgkinson was a licensed home inspector from 1994 to 1997, when his license expired, according to records from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also held a license from 2003 to 2016, but it was not renewed.
5. Hodgkinson was banned from St. Clair County Intergovermental Grants Department office a few years ago
In 2012, Hodgkinson took part in a protest outside the downtown Belleville post office. He said he was part of a “99%” team drawing attention to the amount of money and political power the top 1 percent of Americans acquired.
Terry Beach, the executive director of the St. Clair County Intergovermental Grants Department said on Twitter that Hodgkinson was banned from the grants department office a few years ago. However, Hodgkinson recently returned to the office, Beach said. It wasn’t immediately clear why Hodgkinson was banned from the office.
Terry Beach said Hodgkinson worked as a subcontractor in the department’s housing rehabilitation and weatherization program.
However he had been banned from the department, Beach said.
Beach said he didn’t remember him well.
6. He had arrest records in the past.
Hodgkinson has a varied arrest record in St. Clair County, for offenses such as failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses.
SOURCE: Belleville suspect killed in congressional shootout belonged to anti-GOP groups
A mother killed her two toddlers by intentionally leaving them in a hot car for more than 15 hours, police say.
Amanda Hawkins, 19, from Kerr County, Texas, allegedly left her children Brynn Hawkins, one, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, two, in the car overnight and ignored them even as they cried for hours.
The girls were unconscious and in ‘grave condition’ by the time Hawkins sent them to the hospital – a day after they’d been left in the car.
‘This is by far the most horrific case of child endangerment that I have seen in the 37 years that I have been in law enforcement,’ Kerr County Sheriff Hierholzer said in a statement.
Hawkins left her two daughters in the car on Tuesday at around 9pm while she hang out with a 16-year-old male friend and others inside a house nearby, according to a news release from the Kerr County Police Department.
When little Brynn and Addyson cried during the night, the Walmart employee ignored them even when her friends alerted her, the sheriff told KABB.
The sheriff also said Hawkins’s male friend slept for a while in the car during the night but did not take the children out.
Her husband Isaac was apparently not present when she allegedly abandoned her kids.
The young mom finally took her kids out of the car at noon on Wednesday – when the temperature in Texas was as high as 92 degrees -, and found them unconscious.
Believing she would get into trouble, she decided not to report it, police say.
( Daily Mail ) A trust-fund kid has been accused of more than 200 counts of predatory sexual assault, rape, sex abuse and unlawful surveillance.
Cameron McDermott, 31, recorded himself drugging, raping and sexually assaulting two women at least 13 times at various apartments in Manhattan, then saved the videos on his computers, police said.
The videos were found – along with hundreds of child pornography images – on his computer when his home was raided after he allegedly dressed up as a woman and urinated on a stranger, the New York Post reported.
McDermott’s home in Hempstead, Long Island, was raided on January 19 after he allegedly performed a series of lewd public acts, police said.
On September 25 of last year, for example, he is accused of walking up to a woman in the parking lot of the Adelphi University while dressed in a black wig, black yoga pants and lipstick, and urinating on her.
But when the police raided his Hempstead apartment, they allegedly found something even more disturbing: video files of a series of rapes committed across Manhattan.
The first victim was seen being raped and sexually assaulted while unconscious both in her own Gramercy apartment and in McDermott’s Murray Hill home, police said.
She was assaulted on at least eight occasions in 2010, they alleged.
The second victim was assaulted five times in McDermott’s Upper East Side home in 2013, prosecutors claimed, adding that he ‘slaps and flicks’ the woman to prove she is not awake.
They said the videos showed McDermott fondling both women, inserting an object into one woman’s vagina and sodomizing the other.
….'[There was] a folder marked “rape” and then videos of him raping the unconscious woman,’ she added.
Also in the digital folders were hundreds of pieces of child pornography, Kleidman said.
She added that it was ‘meticulously marked by age, like “2 years old” and the actions the children are being forced to engage in
Read more: Trust fund kid, 31, ‘recorded himself repeatedly drugging and raping two unconscious women in Manhattan apartments, then marked the videos “rape” and kept them online – along with child porn organized by age’
( Daily Mail ) Surveillance video has captured the shocking moment a 90-year-old man was hit in the head in an unprovoked attack on Friday.
NYPD officers say the assault occurred in the neighborhood of Inwood in Manhattan around 5:55pm.
The callous attacker is walking down the street when he notices the elderly gentleman and gives a swift kick to his shopping cart.
He then deliver a vicious strike to the side of the 90-year-old’s head with a cane.
Passersby are briefly stunned by the sudden assault, but one Good Samaritan quickly jumps in to try and break up the fight.
He even delivers a punch to the attacker before he manages to run off west on Broadway.
Meanwhile, the elderly man is seen clutching the side of his head.
Those who live in the neighborhood describe him as ‘frail, walks around collecting cans, and doesn’t bother anyone’, reports ABC 7.
Medics rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he was treated for lacerations to the head and ear. According to police, he is in serious but stable condition.