- 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.”
A man has been arrested on suspicion of posting an offensive Facebook post about the London Finsbury Park attack.
Police said a 37-year-old, believed to be the son of an owner of the Rhondda Cynon Taff company whose van was used in Monday’s attack, is in custody.
Richard Evans allegedly posted: “It’s a shame they don’t hire out steam rollers or tanks could have done a tidy job then.”
suspected suicide bomber who allegedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before triggering an explosion at Brussels Central Station has been gunned down and killed by soldiers.
Shots rang out soon after 8pm on Tuesday as police and soldiers moved in to ‘neutralise’ the man, who was said to be ‘threatening rail passengers’ in what is being considered as a terrorist incident.
The attacker was not confirmed dead for several hours after being shot as medics could not approach him for fear that the explosives strapped to him could go off, official authorities said.
Initial reports suggested the suspect – described as being ‘tanned, well-built and in his 30s’ – was wearing an explosive vest or rucksack, while witnesses later claimed he tried to blow up a trolley or a suitcase.
Terrified passengers inside the station ran towards the tracks as they tried to avoid the blast while tourists outside fled in panic. Within a few minutes the busy nearby shops and restaurants were shut down.
A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and evacuated the city’s famed Grand Place square 650 feet away while checking to see if there more hazards.
The suspect was shot by soldiers who were already patrolling the station when they swooped on the attacker. There were no other casualties and police quickly said the situation was ‘under control’.
Read more: Fresh terror in Brussels: Suspected suicide bomber ‘shouts Allahu Akhbar and triggers an explosion’ at city’s central station as he is shot dead by soldiers before he can get close to passengers
A nursery worker on her way to work was attacked by three women chanting the Koran and ‘Allah”.
‘They pulled her to the ground, punched her, kicked her. One of them pulled out a knife and cut her arm from her wrist to her elbow. “
A nursery worker was left with broken ribs after she was kicked to the ground and slashed with a Stanley knife by three women chanting ‘Allah will get you’.
Karrien Stevens, who runs Little Diamonds Nursery in Hermon Hill, London said a member of staff was punched, kicked and slashed with a ‘Stanley knife’ while on her way to work this morning.
The victim, named as Katie, was walking down Wanstead High Street, in north-east London, when she was set upon and knifed, according to her boss.
She was attacked from behind and then stabbed in the arm as her assailants chanted ‘Allah’, however police are not treating it as a terrorist incident
Nearby schools sent out emails telling parents they were on ‘lockdown’ after the attack at about 9.30am.
The nursery boss said the victim, who is in her 30s, described the attackers as ‘Asian girls’. They ran off when a man came to the rescue and walked her to her workplace.
‘After it happened she was very shook up, very emotional, but she’s in hospital now,’ Ms Stevens said.
‘She’s had stitches and had some cracked ribs but she’ll be fine, she’s going to be discharged later today.’
Attacks reported at Tehran parliament, Khomeini shrine
Authorities in Tehran responded Wednesday to a pair of attacks across the city that took place at the country’s parliament building and a shrine for the country’s late leader, two state news agencies reported.
Four “terrorists”– including a suicide bomber– attacked the shrine of the late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, killing a security guard and wounding four, Iran’s state TV website reported.
One of the attackers was killed by security guards and that a woman was arrested, the state TV report said.
Iranian media reported a shooting earlier inside the parliament building that wounded a security guard, without providing further details.
A lawmaker in Iran told state TV that three assailants—including two with AK-47s and one with a pistol—entered parliament, Reuters reported. The doors in the building were shut and locked and one of the attackers is reportedly surrounded by guards. Eight people were reportedly injured.
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- I’d literally eat the original constitution if that would mean
#FourMoreYears of @POTUS
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- i would break into the national archives to handwrite in crayon an amendment that would allow
( Daily Caller ) A Michigan-based Islamic preacher’s YouTube account may have helped radicalize one of Saturday’s London attackers, a friend of the attacker told BBCNews Asia.
The preacher, Ahmad Musa Jibril, is well known on youtube for preaching sermons that appear to lionize Islamic terrorists fighting in Syria. The friend of the attacker was so concerned by his obsession with the preacher’s sermons, it prompted him to notify the anti-terror police. The attacker and two accomplices killed seven and injured dozens more after plowing a car into a crowd and stabbing passersby before police could gun them down.
“He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril. I have heard some of this stuff and its very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalised,” the friend told BBCNews.
The London attacker’s enamor with Jibril is no surprise. A 2014 Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence study found that Jibril’s facebook page was the most popular among European and North American jihadists fighting for the Islamic State. Peter Neumann of the Center said that Jibril “provides the political and theological justification” and “comfort” to jihadists, the Counter Extremism project noted.