Monday, March 30, 2020

Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

El Chapo’s cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces, securing his son’s release

MEXICO CITY - Heavy gunfire consumed the streets of Culiacán on Thursday afternoon, when Mexican security forces struggled to fend off members of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Members of the cartel deployed across the city with military-grade weapons, a remarkable, live-streamed glimpse into their ability to overwhelm the state. (National Post)
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  • This wooden door stood between shooter and 80 worshippers. Somehow it held

    A day after an attacker livestreamed the killing of two people on the holiest day in Judaism outside a German synagogue, questions mounted on Thursday as to why authorities were unable to prevent or stop the attack. (National Post)

    Two killed in shooting outside synagogue in Halle, Germany

    HALLE - Two people were killed in shooting attacks on a synagogue and a kebab bistro in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and one suspect was arrested, but two others fled in a hijacked a car, officials said.(Toronto Sun)

    Three teens plead guilty to sexually assaulting St. Michael’s College student with broom handle

    TORONTO - Three ex-football players at an elite Toronto private school pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a classmate in one of a string of locker-room attacks. (National Post)

    Four police officers dead in Paris knife attack

    PARIS - Four police officers have died in a knife attack Paris police headquarters by a man who was then shot dead, say French reports. (The Telegraph)

    Drone attack hit world’s largest oil processor in Saudi

    Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. (CBC)

    Woman killed in ‘horrific’ Scarborough machete attack

    A woman was murdered in a machete attack Wednesday evening in the city’s east end. Just after 6 p.m., Toronto Police received numerous calls about a man running around with a machete in the area of Morrish Rd. and Ellesmere Rd. (Toronto Sun)

    Cop-hating mob injures three NYPD officers in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK - Roving, cop-hating mobs erupted in violence, taunts and gunfire in Brooklyn overnight into Sunday, leaving three officers with minor injuries. (New York Post)

    Richmond RCMP seek robbery suspect

    Police are looking for a would-be purse snatcher who pepper-sprayed a 52-year-old woman Sunday afternoon in Richmond. (The Province)

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