Tag Archives: terrorism

Man Injured When Package Explodes At Northeastern

The New York Times reports: A package exploded inside a campus building at Northeastern University on Tuesday night, injuring an employee and spreading fear among Boston’s many college campuses, the police said. Officers were called just after 7:15 p.m. to Holmes Hall at 39 Leon Street, which houses the writing center on the private university’s campus, for a suspicious package …

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That Day: My September 11th Short Story

Some longtime readers may recall that this story was posted annually on this day for the first few years of JMG.   That Day Manhattan, September 11th, 2001 That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am, a bit later than usual because that morning I’d voted for the first time as a New Yorker, pulling the …

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Death Penalty Phase Begins For Parkland Mass Shooter

Fort Lauderdale’s CBS affiliate reports: The defense in school killer Nikolas Cruz’s sentencing trial is about to speak to the jury for the first time and present why they believe he committed the shooting rampage. The best result for the defense would be life in prison without parole for the confessed killer, and it needs only one juror to agree, …

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FBI Charges Incel Ally Of Extremist Nick Fuentes With Terror Threat Against Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point Event

San Antonio’s ABC affiliate reports: A 19-year-old San Antonio man was arrested after threatening a mass killing at the Student Action Summit in Florida, the FBI said. According to a federal complaint, Alejandro Richard Velasquez Gomez made social media posts that the FBI determined were similar to another one posted before an actual mass killing and investigators allege he was …

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Salman Rushdie’s Agent: His Injuries Are Very Serious

The New York Times reports: On Friday morning, any sense that threats to Salman Rushdie’s life were a thing of the past were dispelled when an attacker rushed the stage of Chautauqua Institution here in Western New York, where Mr. Rushdie was scheduled to give a talk about the United States as a safe haven for exiled writers. The assailant …

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WSJ: Dead Cincinnati FBI Shooter Tied To Proud Boys

Axios reports: The armed man who attempted to break into the FBI building in Cincinnati has been identified as Ricky Shiffer, the Ohio Department of Safety said Friday. Shiffer, who was shot and killed after a standoff with police, was allegedly at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Associated Press reports. He was not charged with any …

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Feds: Incel Threatened Mass Shooting At Vegan Event

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn “incel” with a grudge against the vegan community threatened a mass shooting at the upstate Woodstock Fruit Festival if its organizers didn’t cancel the event or prevent people he hated from attending, the feds say. William Swift, 32, made his threats in e-mails and audio recordings to one of the week-long festival’s …

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NY Man Gets 30 Months In Anti-LGBTQ Terror Threats

The Long Island News reports: A Bayport man who had mailed letters threatening mass shootings and bombings to those affiliated with LGBTQ+ organizations and businesses was sentenced in federal court in Central Islip Wednesday, officials said. Robert Fehring, 74, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for mailing more than 60 letters to LGBTQ-affiliated individuals, organizations and businesses. Many of …

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US Kills Long-Wanted Al Qaeda Leader In Drone Strike

CNN reports: The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Zawahiri, who just turned 71 years old, had remained a visible international symbol of the group, 11 years after the US killed Osama Bin Laden. At one point, he acted as bin Laden’s personal physician. The US …

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R. Kelly’s Manager Convicted Of Threat To Shoot Up NYC Theater Hosting Premier Of “Surviving R. Kelly” Series

Courthouse News reports: Just two and a half hours into deliberations following a two-day trial, a federal jury found onetime R. Kelly manager Donnell Russell guilty on Friday of calling in a shooting threat to sabotage the docuseries premiere of the gut-wrenching “Surviving R. Kelly.” The conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years for Russell, who did not testify …

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WA State Man Charged With Terror Threat To Kill Black Shoppers At Supermarket Site Of May Mass Shooting

From the Justice Department: A 37-year-old Lynnwood, Washington man was arrested yesterday afternoon and is charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with making interstate threats, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Joey David George will make his initial appearance on the criminal complaint today, Friday July 22nd at 2:00 PM. He is being held at the Federal Detention Center at …

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Penalty Trial Begins For Parkland Mass Shooter [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began on Monday, the deadliest U.S. mass shooting to go before a jury. Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty last October to 17 counts of first-degree murder at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in the deaths of 14 students and three staff members, and is only contesting his sentence. …

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Oath Keepers Leader: I’ll Testify But Only On Live TV

CBS News reports: Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes has made an offer to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots that he will testify — but there’s a catch. According to CBS News’ Scott MacFarlane, Rhodes is insisting that his testimony “be done live and televised” as a precondition to appearing before the committee. Rhodes, who was …

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Mass Shooter’s Father: “No Regret” Getting Him A Gun

ABC News reports: The father of the alleged Highland Park parade shooter has told ABC News that he is not culpable in the Independence Day attack, in spite of having signed a consent form for his son to apply for gun ownership. “I had no — not an inkling, warning — that this was going to happen,” Bobby Crimo Jr. …

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House Panel Summons CEOs Of Gun Manufacturers

Axios reports: The CEOs of three gun manufacturers have been called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on gun violence at the end of the month. Why it matters: The announcement, which came days after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, is part of an investigation into gun manufacturers that the committee …

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VA Police: We Thwarted Mass Shooting On The Fourth

ABC News reports: Richmond police said a tip from a “hero citizen” led to an investigation that thwarted a mass shooting plot targeting the city’s Fourth of July celebration at Dogwood Dell. Authorities arrested two men and seized assault rifles, a handgun and rounds of ammunition from a residence on Columbia Street after receiving a tip from someone who had …

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Prosecutor: Highland Park Mass Shooter Has Confessed

The Associated Press reports: The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago confessed to police that he fired on the crowd, a prosecutor said Wednesday. An Illinois judge ordered that the suspected gunman be held without bail. Police found the shells of 83 bullets and three …

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Family Warned Police About IL Mass Shooter In 2019

NBC News reports: Police reported Tuesday that in April 2019 they were notified after Crimo threatened to take his own life. They also received reports in September 2019 from family members saying, “Crimo was going to kill everyone.” “At that time, there was no probable cause” to arrest Crimo, said Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Highland Park Police Department. …

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Seventh Victim Dies In Highland Park Mass Shooting

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: A 7th victim has died after the mass shooting at the July 4th parade in Highland Park on Monday, police confirmed Tuesday. No further details were immediately available about that victim. Among the victims who died were Jacki Sundheim, a teacher at North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue, and Nicolas Toledo, a grandfather in his late …

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Suspect Wore Women’s Clothes To Evade Police After Shooting, Trespassed In IL Synagogue During Passover

The Independent reports: The Highland Park shooting suspect “planned his attack for several weeks” and dressed in women’s clothes as a disguise so that he could slip under the radar as he fled the scene of the mass shooting, according to law enforcement. Robert Crimo III, 21, was arrested on Monday evening following an eight-hour manhunt, when he was spotted …

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