#AceNewsReport – May.15: France’s national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office has been notified but “at this stage of the investigations, has not taken up” the case, the Bordeaux prosecutor’s office said.
FRANCE: French anti-terror investigators notified over police stabbing: Prosecutors say the woman “threw herself” at the official while “armed with knives” at her home: She later stabbed the officer in the leg, while shouting “Allah Akbar” multiple times during the incident, prosecutors added: The woman was shot and seriously injured by another police officer after the stabbing.
A French police officer – Copyright Credit: AP
An investigation into “aggravated violence with a weapon and against a person in authority” remains ongoing.
The woman remains “in a very serious condition” in hospital, Bordeaux prosecutor Frederique Porterie told AFP.
#AceNewsReport – May.15: At this time the cases are not thought to be linked, and so far we have not found any corroborating evidence that these were attempted abductions as reported. Officers continue with their investigations:
MET Update: Police investigation into alleged abduction attempts in Bromley: This includes speaking to the children and families affected, checking CCTV, knocking on doors and speaking to witnesses and schools.
Superintendent Andy Brittain, from the local policing team in south London, said: “ I understand the concerns of parents in light of these reports and the subsequent discussion and rumour on social media. We always advise parents to be vigilant when it comes to the safety of young children, however there is nothing to suggest there is a specific risk at this time: “ You will continue to see officers out and about across Bromley and I would encourage the public to speak with them about any concerns they have.
I would also suggest those living in the area follow the @MPSBromley account on Twitter, which is used by officers to engage with the community: Any alleged abduction attempt is taken seriously and thoroughly investigated, but thankfully, child kidnappings or abductions are incredibly rare.”
#AceNewsReport – May.14: Officers say the work, involving geophysical survey equipment, means dismantling a fireplace at the scene:
Gloucester Police Officers have begun searching a cellar of a cafe in search of a victim of Fred West Mary Bastholm: The 15-year-old, who worked at The Clean Plate in Gloucester, went missing in the city on 6 January 1968.
14 hours ago
Miss Bastholm’s then boyfriend Tim Merrett said he did not think she would be found there.
She went missing on her way to catch a bus to visit Mr Merrett.
Serial killer West was previously suspected over her disappearance. The search began after a film crew alerted police to evidence a body could be buried thereFred West took his own life while awaiting trial for the murders of 12 people
Mr Merrett said: “I really don’t think anything will come of this. She left the cafe for the day, went home and changed before going to the bus stop to come and see me.
“Why would she be back at the cafe?”
On Friday, officers were called in following suggestions a body may have been buried at the cafe on Southgate Street.
Gloucestershire Police said the force could be at the site “for a number of weeks”.
In 1994, West admitted murdering his daughter Heather. The confession came as police began to search 25 Cromwell Street, where they found the bodies of nine girls and young women.
He and his wife Rose were jointly charged with nine murders and he was charged with a further three.
West took his own life in prison while awaiting a trial in 1995.Flowers were left at the scene on Wednesday, but remains have not been found
Rose’s former lawyer Leo Goatley said it “wouldn’t surprise me if a body was found there”, adding the Wests often visited the cafe.
Both Mary and Fred West’s first victim, Anne McFall, worked there.
“I’ve spoken to witnesses who have said that they may have seen Rose West there,” he added.
West’s biographer Geoffrey Wansell said the killer had never admitted to police he had killed her, but allegedly confessed to his solicitor, who was then sacked.
Miss Bastholm’s family are aware of recent developments and have asked for privacy.
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#AceNewsReport – May.07: Mr Pughsley said other forces were helping in the inquiry, and he appealed to the killer to give themselves up:
KENT: Julia James: Police don’t know weapon used to kill PCSO: Kent Police’s chief constable Alan Pughsley also said detectives still had no motive or suspect in the case: Ms James, 53, was found on 27 April near woodland in Snowden Kent, having suffered serious head injuries: He said detectives were not able to say if the attacker was a man or a woman and officers would like to speak to anybody who was in the area pictured on 27 April: Ms James left her home in The Crescent just after 15:00 BST on 27 April to take her dog for a walk in nearby woodland.
Image of man released as part of Julia James murder enquiry
An image of a man who could be key to the Julia James murder investigation has been released by detectives.
Officers want to speak to the individual pictured who is understood to have been in the Aylesham area on Wednesday 28 April 2021 – the day after PCSO Julia James was murdered.
Julia, 53, was found deceased next to Akholt Wood in Snowdown at around 4pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. She had been working at home that day before taking her Jack Russell Toby for a walk in the Aylesham Road area.
A post-mortem revealed Julia died from significant head injuries.
Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards from Kent Police said:
‘We are now in a position to release an image of a man we would like to speak to.
‘We firmly believe he has information that could help this investigation and we urge him to come forward.
‘We are also appealing to the public or anyone who knows this individual to please come forward with his details. Perhaps he lives near you, perhaps you work with him or perhaps he visits your local shop to buy food.
A £10,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to a conviction in the case.
‘Please get in touch and help us find the answers Julia’s family deserve.’Anyone who recognises the man in the photo is urged to contact Kent Police on 0800 0514 526. Witnesses and anyone with any other information, CCTV or dashcam footage are also still being asked to submit details online at this link.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.25: Two local Muslim groups that had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group have been blamed for the six near-simultaneous blasts at two Roman Catholic churches, a Protestant church and three tourist hotels. Both Muslims and Catholics are minorities in Sri Lanka, where Buddhists make up 70% of the population:
Sri Lanka arrests top Muslim leader over 2019 Easter attacks: ‘Rishad Bathiudeen is a former Cabinet minister who currently leads an opposition party in Sri Lanka’s Parliament. He and his brother, Reyaj Bathiudeen, were arrested in the capital for allegedly “aiding and abetting the suicide bombers who committed the Easter Sunday carnage,” said police spokesman Ajith Rohana. He said the brothers have not yet been officially charged but were arrested based on direct evidence, as well as what he called circumstantial and “scientific” evidence’
Before his arrest Saturday, Bathiudeen wrote on Facebook that police were outside his house “since 1:30 a.m. today attempting to arrest me without a charge. … They have already arrested my brother. I have been in Parliament, and have cooperated with all lawful authorities until now. This is unjust.”
Rushdhie Habeeb, a lawyer representing Bathiudeen, called the arrests politically motivated and said, “No reasons for the arrest had been given at the time of their arrest by those who conducted the midnight raid.”
In his statement, Habeeb said the purpose was to “punish the political leadership of the Muslims, which had nothing to do with 21/4, for the dastardly acts of some Muslim youths who were widely alleged as having been used as pawns by foreign powers.”
The arrests came amid growing demands for justice by Sri Lanka’s Catholic leaders and community, including during a commemoration held Wednesday on the second anniversary of the attacks. Last month, Sri Lankan Catholics also attended Mass dressed in black and held placards in a silent “Black Sunday” protest.
Most of the people connected to the groups accused of carrying out the attacks have been arrested, but Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has insisted the bombings couldn’t have been planned by the leader who committed suicide in one of the attacks.
The government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who came to power later in 2019 after promising to determine the truth behind the attacks, is under pressure to find the mastermind.
His government accused an Islamic cleric arrested soon after the attacks of being the organizer, but the claim has not been accepted by the Catholic Church, which suspects there was larger foreign involvement.
Ranjith, the archbishop, has said a presidential commission that investigated the attacks focused on failures by those in political power at the time to prevent the bombings, instead of on finding the people who were directly responsible.
A power struggle between the then-president and prime minister, which led to a communications breakdown and a resulting lapse in security coordination, is said to have enabled the attacks, which occurred despite prior foreign intelligence warnings.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.24: The assailant, identified as a 36-year-old Tunisian national, was immediately “neutralized” by the victim’s fellow officers, who shot him, a police source close to the investigation told NBC News, adding that he died from his injuries. His name was not released:
Terror investigation launched after female police officer stabbed to death in police HQ and the country has lost one of its everyday heroines in a barbaric gesture of infinite cowardice,” said French Prime Minister Jean Castex.
24 Apr, 2021 11:05
France’s top officials have reiterated their pledge to continue fighting terrorism in the aftermath of the killing of a policewoman by a suspected Islamist outside of Paris. A terror inquiry into the incident has been launched.
The victim, aged 49, died from her wounds.
France’s National Police named her as Stephanie M. in a tweet, which called her killing “cowardly.” As an administrative officer she would not work on the street but in an office.
President Emmanuel Macron also paid tribute to her on Twitter. “In the fight against Islamist terrorism, we will not give up,” he wrote.
Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard told a news conference that his office took over the probe because the attacker had staked out the station, because of statements he made during the attack and because he targeted a police official.
He did not provide details on the motive.
The source close to the investigation said the assailant cried “Allahu Akbar” when he attacked.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin visited the scene of the attack in the small town to the southwest of Paris known for a grandiose former royal estate.
“France has lost one of its everyday heroines in a barbaric gesture of infinite cowardice,” Castex told reporters at the scene. “To her loved ones, I want to express the support of the whole nation. To our security forces, I want to say that I share their emotion and their indignation.”
“Our determination is more intact than ever to fight against terrorism in all its forms,” he said at a subsequent news conference.
France has seen deadly attacks against police in the past, including some by Islamic extremists or Islamist-inspired individuals in recent years. Around 250 people have been killed.
Tackling religious extremism, domestic security and notions of French identity are likely to be important issues in the presidential election next year.
Friday’s attack was six months after an Islamist teenager beheaded a schoolteacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, another Paris satellite town after he showed students and offensive image of the Prophet Muhammad.
The French capital was also rocked by multiple gun-and-bomb attacks on entertainment sites around the city in November 2015, which left 130 people dead and 368 wounded. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, although two of the 10 known perpetrators were Belgian citizens and three others were French.
Factbox-Deadly attacks in France:
Factbox-Deadly attacks in France:
(Reuters) – An attacker with a knife stabbed to death a female police worker in Rambouillet, near Paris on Friday.
Here are some other attacks that have taken place in France
Oct 29, 2020 – A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice before being shot and taken away by police.
Oct. 16, 2020 – School teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on the street of a Paris suburb. Paty had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression, angering some Muslim parents. Muslims believe that any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous. Police shot dead the 18-year-old attacker of Chechen origin.
Sept. 15, 2020 – Two people were stabbed and wounded in Paris near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, where Islamist militants carried out a deadly attack in 2015. A man originally from Pakistan was arrested over the attack.
Oct. 3, 2019 – Mickael Harpon, 45, an IT specialist with security clearance to work in the Paris police headquarters, killed three police officers and one civilian employee before being shot dead by police. He had converted to Islam 10 years earlier.
March 23, 2018 – A gunman killed three people in southwestern France after holding up a car, firing on police and taking hostages in a supermarket. Security forces stormed the building and killed him.
July 26, 2016 – Two attackers killed a priest and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France before being shot dead by police. Francois Hollande, France’s president at the time, said the hostage-takers had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
July 14, 2016 – A gunman drove a heavy truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing 86 people and injuring scores more in an attack claimed by Islamic State. The attacker was identified as a Tunisian-born Frenchman.
June 14, 2016 – A Frenchman of Moroccan origin stabbed a police commander to death outside his home in a Paris suburb and killed his partner, who also worked for the police. The attacker told police he was answering an appeal by Islamic State.
Nov. 13, 2015 – Paris was rocked by multiple gun and bomb attacks on entertainment sites around the city, in which 130 people were killed and 368 wounded. Islamic State said it was responsible. Two of the 10 known perpetrators were Belgian citizens and three were French.
Jan. 7-9, 2015 – Two Islamist militant gunmen broke into satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s offices on Jan. 7 and killed 12 people. Another militant killed a policewoman the next day and took hostages at a supermarket on Jan. 9, killing four before police shot him dead.
By Nancy Ing and Henry AustinApril 23, 2021, 1:50 PM EDTA police officer stands guard in the area where an attacker stabbed a female police administrative worker, in Rambouillet, near Paris on Friday.Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters
Nancy Ing is a Paris-based producer.Henry Austin is a London-based editor for NBC News Digital: Nancy Ing reported from Paris and Henry Austin from London. Nancy Ing
#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: The victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with a suspected head injury and remains in a stable condition at this time with non serious injuries A vehicle has been recovered from Gloucester in connection with the incident and enquiries to identify those involved are continuing #AceNewsDesk report
Details of police presence in Gloucester: ‘Police were called to Queens Square in Stroud shortly after 1.50pm Saturday following reports of an altercation: Upon police attendance it was found that a man had been hit in the head with a metal pole by a group of men who had left the area’
They are described as being a black man of a skinny build who has paler patches on his face and was wearing dark clothing, a middle Eastern man with a beard and a mixed race man who was wearing a football shirt with jogging bottoms.
Anyone who witnessed the incident this afternoon or knows those who were involved is asked to please call 101 quoting incident 260 of 17 April. Information can also be submitted here:
#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: As part of follow-up enquiries, a search of a property at an address in Coalisland was carried out where a suspected cannabis factory and a quantity of suspected Class B drugs, with an estimated street value of almost £17,000, and other items, including drug-related paraphernalia, were seized. They have been taken away and will be subject to further examination.
PSNI Officers Arrests made after suspected cannabis factory discovered: ‘Police responded to a report of a suspected burglary in progress at an address on Dungannon Road at around 12:50am. Two male suspects were located in the vicinity and, as one of the officers attempted to detain one of the suspects, a male officer was punched’
A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of offences, including burglary, handling stolen goods, possession of a Class B controlled drug, cultivating cannabis, assault on police and resisting police. A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences, including burglary, handling stolen goods, cultivating cannabis and possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply. Both men remain in custody, at this time, assisting police with enquiries.
Inspector Cochrane said: “The officer who was assaulted was taken to hospital as a precaution and is expected to return to duty today. However, what happened to our officer must be condemned. This morning, our colleague was working to keep people safe when he was assaulted. It’s completely unacceptable and must never be tolerated.”
Inspector Cochrane is appealing to anyone who may have been in the Dungannon Road area around 12:45am to 12:50am and saw any suspicious activity to call 101, and quote reference number 77 of 17/04/21. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
Inspector Cochrane added: “I want to take this opportunity to thank the member of public who made the report about the suspected burglary in progress to us. I would also take this opportunity to encourage anyone who sees any unusual or suspicious activity in their area to call us: “ The public can be assured we are committed to tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs, and we will continue to investigate those who profit from the consequent misery and harm, and I would ask any member who has any information about drugs or drug-dealing in their community to call us so we can take action. That call could make all the difference.” [16/04/21] Male arrested on suspicion of fraud following call from relative
#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: Officers attended the scene and located an 18-year-old man suffering stab injuries to his arm. It was reported that two males had attempted to steal his electric scooter. He was conveyed to a London hospital by the LAS where his injuries were deemed non-life-threatening or changing:
Teenager stabbed in Ealing attempted robbery: At 19:08hrs on Sunday, 11 April, police and the London Ambulance Service [LAS] were called to a children’s play area in Walpole Park, Ealing to reports of a man having been stabbed’
The victim had been sat with two friends in the park when they were approached by two unknown males, one armed with a knife, who demanded they hand over their electric scooter. When they refused, one of the males stabbed the victim three times in the upper arm before making off in the direction of Ealing Green.
Detectives from the Met’s West Area CID are appealing for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
Suspect 1 is described as a black male of stocky build, around 5ft10 in height with a well-trimmed moustache, brown eyes, and well-groomed eyebrows. He was wearing green joggers with a black hooded puffer jacket and green hoodie.
Suspect 2 is described as a black male of slim build, over 6ft in height, with black braided hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black mask.
There have been no arrests; enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Constable Damian Szpak, from the Met’s West Area CID, said: “This was violent behaviour which could easily have resulted in a much more tragic outcome: There is no place for knife crime or violence in any form on our streets and we are committed to ensuring those responsible are made to answer for their actions: We are continuing to pursue all lines of enquiry and urge anyone with any information, however small it may seem, to get in touch.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police on 101 or make contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5653/11APR21.
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No piece of information about knife crime is insignificant or too small. Any information you give to Crimestoppers can make a difference in reducing knife crime and the harm it causes to families.
They never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Fill in their quick online form or call 0800 555 111. It could save a life.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.15: On entering the building, which is also bordered by Adair Street and Betley Street, officers an estimated 4,000 plants over four floors:
Huge cannabis farm uncovered in Manchester city centre warehouse: ‘Officers were called to a warehouse on Heyrod Street, Manchester, at about 5.30am on Monday 12 April 2021 to reports several bags of suspected drugs being found’
Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent, from GMP’s Central District CID, said: “This is a substantial discovery which has been discovered by officers thanks to a member of the public: “ As a result of this find, we’re removed a significant amount of suspected cannabis that may have ended up on the streets of Greater Manchester and is another step forward in helping to disrupt the production and distribution of drugs within our community: “ No arrests have been made but I would urge anyone with information about the find to come forward:
“The information we receive from members of the public is invaluable. Anyone with information about this find can call 101 quoting log number 394 of 12/04/2021, online at www.gmp.police.uk or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“Anyone concerned or has any information about drugs in their area can call 101 or report it online.”
#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: They call it the “bunker”- a few windows, all screened, a flag on the roof. “It looks like a foreign embassy in a hostile country”. In July 2013, following a police check on a veiled woman, 400 residents stormed the building. The siege lasted several hours and required, from the police, 700 stun grenades and tear gas. A helicopter was mobilized.“It looked like a war scene,” a policeman said at the time.
France: ‘The attacks have continued since then. The latest dates back to Saturday 27 March. Eight mortar rounds with fireworks hit the front of the building’ What building? It is the police station of Trappes, a French town of 35,000 inhabitants, at the center of a long investigation by the weekly Valeurs Actuelles.
The future of France, and of Europe, in one town.
“In France there is a city with just one Jew,” by Giulio Meotti, Israel National News, April 6, 2021:
The “brigades” go around the city. Those so called are the followers of the Islamic fundamentalist movement Tabligh who, all dressed in white, enforce the religious prescriptions on the inhabitants. Sharia law, Islamic law. They intervene against those who drink, against a lightly veiled woman …
Hostility becomes palpable and very visible on certain occasions, such as September 11, 2001, the day of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A policeman recalls this chilling scene: “I was driving a scooter in the city center of Trappes. The residents cheered and shouted for joy”.
In February the town returned to the limelight for Didier Lemaire, professor of philosophy in a local high school, that of Plaine-de-Neauphle, who after denouncing the city’s Islamization found himself under guard and out of teaching due to threats . On February 5th, in the columns of Le Point, Didier Lemaire expresses in no uncertain terms: “I consider Trappes a decidedly lost city”.
“Behind the great mosque, three young people hurry to hide beers and cigarettes as the faithful pass by,” says Valeurs Actuelles. “Teenagers who have skipped prayers are scolded by a believer about their obligations as ‘good Muslims’”.
“Today Islam is the majority religion, much more than Christianity, which exists thanks to the influx of African and Indian immigrants. The church of Saint-Georges, with its millenary bell tower, can accommodate 500 faithful. The great mosque of Trappes, a few kilometers away, is home to 2,400, five times more ”. Every Friday, over a thousand Muslims go to collective prayer. Many of them wear the rigorist suit. An ostentatious religiosity that emerges in some young people and is shown with pride.
“The Jews who lived here have long since left the city, preferring Maurepas and Élancourt, a few kilometers away. O Israel … “. In the city remains only the son of the former president of the community of Trappes, Philippe Mimouni, and his old mother, in his eighties. “From the time of the fire in the synagogue, the Jews of Trappes understood that there was nothing more to do here”, explains Philippe Mimouni, who is thinking of making alya….
#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: With the new images added to the gallery there are currently 23 people we want the public’s help to identify:
Three more people were arrested over the Bank Holiday weekend in connection with the incident – two men aged 23 and 36 and a 25-year-old woman: More images released in connection with violent disorder in Bristol: Posted at 16:23 on 6th April 2021 in Appeals There are 3 related updates to this story & the images have all been added to our online gallery.
The total number of people arrested is now 32.
Anyone who has information about any of the people in the images is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the letter associated with the person/people.
You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.08: A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody:
A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a dispute at a property in Birmingham last night (7 Apr). After Officers were called to the address on Woodhurst Road around 11pm where a 27-year-old man was found with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital but sadly died this morning (8 Apr)
8th April 2021:
Forensic examinations are being carried out at the property and officers are speaking to local residents.
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen, from the force’s homicide unit, said: “We are in the early stages of our enquiry, but we will be questioning the man in custody today:
“Anyone with information should contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101.”
#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: The police said they were alerted to a stabbing case at a residential unit at about 10.15am on Saturday (Apr 3).
Man arrested for murder at Bedok Reservoir Road: ‘When officers arrived, they found a man lying motionless in the unit. “The 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at scene,” the police added according to Channel Asia on Telegram
03 Apr 2021 10:20PM:
According to preliminary investigations, the men knew each other, said the police.
The suspect, also 49, will be charged with murder on Monday. If found guilty, he faces the death penalty.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.03: Noah Green was named as the knife-wielding, now-deceased suspect who tried to ram a car into a U.S. Capitol barricade, exiting with a knife, and killing a Capitol police officer and injuring another:
Man who rammed car into Capitol barricade and charged officers with a knife was follower of Nation of Islam: NBC’s Pete Williams reports on @MSNBC:
His name was released as Billy Evans who knew he wanted to be a U.S. Capitol Police Officer from the time he was in college, friends said. “He and one of his best friends actually became Capitol Police officers together, so it was a dream of his in college,” his childhood friend Jason LaForest said. “He carried his badge proudly; spoke of his service proudly.”
“Noah Green: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” by Jessica McBride, Heavy, April 2, 2021:
The suspect was first named by MSBNC’s Pete Williams and other NBC journalists, who said he was 25 years old and from Indiana. Authorities have not yet confirmed the name.
“BREAKING / NBC News: Multiple senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation say Noah Green, 25 year old male, from Indiana is the person who attacked the Capitol today,” wrote NBC journalist Tom Winter.
The Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman said in a news conference, “It is with heavy heart that I come here this afternoon to shed some light on the incident that occurred at the U.S. Capitol.” The suspect entered the “north barricade” of the Capitol.
“The suspect rammed his car into two of our officers and then hit the north barricade barrier… the suspect exited the vehicle with a knife in hand. Our officers then engaged that suspect. He did not respond to verbal commands. The suspect did start lunging toward U.S. capitol police officers at which time U.S Capitol police officers fired upon the suspect. The suspect has been pronounced deceased.
“This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. capitol police after the events of Jan. 6, said Pittman.
Chief Robert Contee of Washington Metropolitan Police said the homicide unit is taking over the investigation in connection with the “shooting death that occurred as well as the officer’s death.” He said there was not an “ongoing threat.”
He said it doesn’t appear the suspect was known to the Capitol police. He said it doesn’t appear to be terrorism-related but police will continue to investigate.
The incident came just three months after the January 6 Capitol riots left multiple officers injured, but the suspect’s motive is not yet clear.
CNN reported that Capitol police shot the suspect after he brandished a knife. Williams reported that the suspect is dead.
The latest incident broke out on the afternoon of April 2, 2021, and led to a lockdown of the Capitol as debate continues to swirl in Congress about security measures and fencing at the historic building….
Journalist Jonathan Dienst wrote on Twitter that, according to a senior law enforcement source, preliminary information is that the “suspect jumped out of vehicle with a knife.”…
#AceNewsReport – Apr.02: Noe Garza, 46, from Edinburg, Texas, was sentenced March 24 in U.S. district court to 63 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Garza pleaded guilty Nov. 2, 2020:
HSI Laredo probe results in more than 5-year sentence of convicted felon for harboring noncitizens, possessing firearm: ‘Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case in coordination with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Edinburg Police Department’
At the hearing, the court heard additional information related to his criminal record to include prior convictions for aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. The judge noted Garza had been breaking the law since he was 17. She added that she was particularly troubled Garza committed these crimes while having a pending human smuggling case from 2016 for which he failed to appear for sentencing.
“HSI works closely with its law enforcement partners in pursuit of identifying, arresting and bringing to justice individuals culpable of human smuggling,” said Timothy Tubbs, deputy special agent in charge of HSI Laredo. “We will continue to utilize our broad authorities to target those believed to engage in such crimes and who place personal profit ahead of public safety.”
According to court documents, on Feb. 28, 2020, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Garza, but he fled the scene. Authorities soon apprehended him, at which time he admitted to being the caretaker of a stash house in Edinburg and helping coordinate transportation of illegal aliens farther north. A search of the residence revealed five noncitizens and two firearms. Law enforcement also found an additional firearm in the area of the traffic stop. Garza took ownership of all three firearms.
As a previously convicted felon, federal law prohibits Garza from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Garza will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility at a later date.
Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Alexis Garcia, with the Southern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.
HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.31: Last month, officers from South Sydney Police Area Command commenced an investigation after receiving multiple reports of fraudulent credit card activity following the use of ATMs across Sydney:
NSW Police Report: ‘Investigation into credit card fraud following suspected ATM skimming following suspected fraudulent transactions’
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:04:32 AM:
During the investigations, detectives were alerted to the following suspected fraudulent transactions:
About 6.10pm on Sunday 7 February 2021, $3000 cash was withdrawn from a 58-year-old man’s bank account without his consent from an ATM in the Sydney CBD. A short time later, a further $2500 was withdrawn from the same man’s bank account from an ATM in North Sydney.
About 9.30am on Monday 8 February 2021, $2000 was withdrawn from a 77-year-old woman’s account with her consent from an ATM in Darlinghurst.
Investigations identified that the man and woman had both used an ATM at a shopping centre on Danks Street, Waterloo, in early February.
It is believed their credit card information was fraudulently acquired from the ATM through a skimming device.
As inquiries continue, police have released a CCTV image and are appealing for public assistance to identify a man who may be able to assist with their ongoing investigations.
The man depicted is described as being aged in his 30s, with a slim build and dark hair. He is depicted wearing a face mask and a bike helmet.
As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have any information about suspicious activity in the area at the time, to call South Sydney Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone who believes their card has been skimmed is urged to report the matter to the police for investigation.
Be aware of multiple EFTPOS terminals and if you can tap to pay, tap.
Only allow your card to be swiped once.
Don’t let your card out of your sight and never let anyone see your PIN.
Take notice of the terminal the driver is using to process your transaction and ensure it looks legitimate.
Regularly check your statements and report any irregularities to your financial institution immediately.
Report all suspected cases of card skimming to the police for further investigation.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.30: Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene where they found a 15-years-old boy suffering from several stab wounds to his abdomen and torso. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical, but stable condition:
‘Detectives from East Area CID are leading the investigating & appeal after teenager injured in Ilford stabbing after police were called at 14:54hrs on Tuesday, 23 March following reports of a stabbing on High View Parade, Ilford’
Witnesses reported seeing a male wearing a balaclava get out of a red Range Rover Evoque prior to the attack: Three males, aged 18 [A], 16 [B] and 15 [C] were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and all have since been released under investigation.
Detective Sergeant Tricia-Gay Crosdale, said: “A 15-year-old boy was attacked in broad daylight in a busy area of Ilford and he still remains in hospital. I’m confident that someone saw something and we need hear from you. This was a violent attack and the people who orchestrated this attack are still in the community.
“We need to know who the people were getting out of a red car which we believe is a Range Rover Evoque. Did you see it around High View Parade on March 23? Do you know who owns this vehicle? Any information could be vital in binging those responsible to justice.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD4541/23MAR: To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.