Monday, January 30, 2023

Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. (BBC)

Man arrested after fatal machete attack on Virginia hiking trail

A Massachusetts man faces a murder charge for allegedly attacking two hikers on the Appalachian Trail with a machete, leaving one one dead and the other severely wounded, federal authorities said Sunday. ( NBC News)

Accused ricin mailer told border agents she was wanted by FBI: affidavits

“I made a special gift for you.” Those were the words found inside a ricin-laced letter addressed to United States President Donald Trump, allegedly mailed to the White House by a Quebec woman. (Toronto Sun)

Robbery gang knifes man in Times Square subway station

NEW YORK - Up to seven men attacked an 18-year-old man in the Times Square subway station on Saturday morning, police said. (NY Daily News)

Man accused of derailing NYC subway train

A man charged with sparking a catastrophic subway train derailment in Manhattan — and who also allegedly went on a bus window-bashing rampage earlier this month — exploded in rage at his arraignment Monday, screaming about a lost phone as a skeptical judge set bail at $50,000 cash. (New York Daily News)

Russian teen blows himself up in lobby of FSB building

MOSCOW - Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country. (Reuters)

At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday Sri Lankan bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suicide bombers struck churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450. (Washington Post)
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  • 4 charged with murder in downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17

    International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and one Ukrainian with murder in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine nearly five years ago. (CBC)

    Whitby man arrested in house explosion that injured three

    WHITBY - In a tweet Wednesday night, Durham regional police say a man from Whitby is charged with criminal negligence and arson, as well as a charge of “production” under the Cannabis Act. (Toronto Sun)

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