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Four injured in restaurant machete attack, suspect killed by police
WCMH Channel 4 - COlumbus, Ohio ^ | 2/11/2016 | WCMH

Posted on 02/11/2016 8:13:53 PM PST by tang-soo

Nazareth's Mediterranean Restaurant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead and several injured after a machete attack at a restaurant in northeast Columbus.

Four people were taken to the hospital with injuries, including one person who was taken to Grant Medical Center in life-threatening condition. The person had surgery and has been downgraded to stable condition, Columbus Police said.

This happened at the Nazareth restaurant, which is in a shopping center on North Hamilton Road.

Sgt. Rich Weiner said there seemed to be “no rhyme or reason” to the attack.

The FBI is assisting Columbus Police, according to spokesperson Todd Lindgren.

Weiner said the suspect was in the restaurant, speaking with an employee, less than an hour before the attack. He said police are not releasing the suspect’s name or age at this time.

Officers who responded to a nearby location looking for the suspect discharged their weapons, a police spokesperson says. Police shot and killed the suspect on Steltzer Road, near McCutcheon Road.

At least one machete has also been recovered.

Micki Zakas works at Nazareth, and arrived at scene after it happened

“I had gotten a text about the guy with the machete, at McCutcheon and Morse Crossing which is right where I live,” she said. “Then, I came here and I’m trying to figure out what’s going on.”

Zakas said people love the restaurant and its owner.

“Everybody leaves here with a smile,” she said. “It’s a real happy place, he [the owner] has been in business for 26 years, so he’s got a great reputation around here. The restaurant’s got a great reputation.

“It scared the crap out of me, to begin with. Then, when I found out where it’s at, it’s really kind of freaking me out.”

NBC4 reporters Reneé LaSalle and Dan Pearlman are working to get more details from both locations and will have live updates tonight on NBC4 at 11pm


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: columbus; hassanchop; mohamedbarry; terrorism; violence
Nazareth's is just around the corner from our home. My wife and I go there often. They have wonderful Greek food. Hanie, is the very popular owner. He engages with the customers and is very jovial.

The latest news is that the FBI is investigating as a possible terrorist act, but no detail as of yet. This is in a very quiet neighborhood with little crime. Gahanna is kind of a all-American town. Their weekly newspaper lists the previous week's crimes. I read it for chuckles as they consist of things like, woman notified police of a loud noise, mailbox knocked over, neighbor complained of dog poop on his porch. We've lived here for 15 years and nothing like this before - at least this close to our home.
1 posted on 02/11/2016 8:13:53 PM PST by tang-soo
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To: tang-soo

NAZARETH ...


2 posted on 02/11/2016 8:16:10 PM PST by dodger
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To: tang-soo

FBI investigating. Hmmm.


3 posted on 02/11/2016 8:16:47 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: tang-soo

4 posted on 02/11/2016 8:16:49 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: tang-soo

Related...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3395986/posts


5 posted on 02/11/2016 8:19:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Get Ready)
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To: tang-soo

The customer who packs a .45 couldn’t make it that night....


6 posted on 02/11/2016 8:20:27 PM PST by G Larry (ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS impose SLAVE WAGES on LEGAL Immigrants.)
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To: tang-soo

Wow, frightening. Sounds just like my town too, guess we can’t assume safe just because we feel like we’re away from any urban craziness. Prayers for your community!


7 posted on 02/11/2016 8:21:01 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Tan Hairpiece Eminent Domain Trump Curse Word French Poodle Forgot To Put Toilet Seat Down)
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To: tang-soo

I forgot to mention that Hanie is from Israel and is an outspoken Christian.


8 posted on 02/11/2016 8:23:50 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: tang-soo

In Obonzo’s fundamentally deformed Amerika, you don’t NEED a “rhyme or reason” to attack innocent people with a machete. It’s almost expected.


9 posted on 02/11/2016 8:25:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Basement Dwellers for Bernie 2016)
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To: tang-soo

Watch how hush-hush this story will be handled. It will be allowed or positioned to just ‘disappear’ during the weekend news. Who’s got time to talk machete when Global Warming is making ISIS behead people?


10 posted on 02/11/2016 8:25:32 PM PST by lee martell
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To: tang-soo

Very sorry to hear that terror has come to your doorstep. How awful for the community and for the victims.


11 posted on 02/11/2016 8:29:05 PM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: tang-soo

I forgot to mention that Hanie is from Israel and is an outspoken Christian.


12 posted on 02/11/2016 8:29:59 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: lee martell

Muslims attacking with knives here get little attention.


13 posted on 02/11/2016 8:31:03 PM PST by Sasparilla
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To: tang-soo

Terrorism. Straight up.


14 posted on 02/11/2016 8:33:14 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: tang-soo

That’s it, nobody has any right to own any blade. So no guns, blades or Yoko Ono recordings allowed.


15 posted on 02/11/2016 8:47:14 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: tang-soo
This is Hani (corrected spelling). He's famous for cruising the restaurant with his aluminum bat and asking if folks are ready to leave. Maybe he should have had the bat by the cash register tonight.


16 posted on 02/11/2016 8:47:52 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: tang-soo

A machete? The Religion of Pieces?


17 posted on 02/11/2016 8:50:42 PM PST by Gritty (Syrians aren't Jews fleeing Nazi Holocaust but Nazis relocating from a bombed out Berlin-DGreenfield)
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To: tang-soo
He said police are not releasing the suspects name or age at this time.

More than likely that just told you all you need to know.

18 posted on 02/11/2016 8:52:10 PM PST by Lady Heron
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Prayers for FReeper 4mybiz’s brother who was injured in the attack, and is in surgery.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3395986/posts?page=44#44


19 posted on 02/11/2016 9:18:03 PM PST by sockmonkey (Donald Trump will ban auto-correct with an Executive Order. Go Trump!)
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This can not and should not be tolerated in any community.

Prayers for the injured are up.

While God heals the victims, the community should shout condemnation from the rooftops!


20 posted on 02/11/2016 9:37:16 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: tang-soo

“No rhyme or reason” means there is a very specific, unspoken reason.


21 posted on 02/11/2016 10:12:44 PM PST by PGR88
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To: tang-soo

The food is horrible, and the portions are so small!

Seriously, I go for the live entertainment.


22 posted on 02/11/2016 11:24:46 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: tang-soo

It’s starting to get warm outside and the kids are getting restless. /s


23 posted on 02/11/2016 11:33:33 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Trump for me. I want to see Hillary, Bernie or any demoncrap crushed)
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To: tang-soo

From the Columbus Dispatch:

“One of the victims had his arms and a hand bandaged. He heard the man say, “I was trying to help other people. He attacked me.”

No CHP people there, I guess.


24 posted on 02/12/2016 12:13:07 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Lady Heron

Most assuredly.


25 posted on 02/12/2016 2:22:28 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: tang-soo

Maybe he didn’t know the Ginsu was loaded.


26 posted on 02/12/2016 2:25:44 AM PST by r_barton (We the People of the United States...)
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To: tang-soo

Our small town has been targeted by every lib cause and claim. Remember the poor border crossers? They were put in small towns. Give Hanie our Freepers best! Start praying for the souls of your town. I think this upcoming spring and summer will be hellish for us all.


27 posted on 02/12/2016 3:05:05 AM PST by momincombatboots (Trump... The only Democrat who can win. Well played democrats. Mr single payer 2000!? Trump)
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To: tang-soo

Dead suspect not named - FBI involved - Jewish owned business. All the signs are there.


28 posted on 02/12/2016 3:09:30 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: dodger

yep, lots of mooselimbs in columbus, very sad..


29 posted on 02/12/2016 3:10:29 AM PST by aces (Jesus Saves Not Society)
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To: tang-soo

Strange. Most Greek restaurants end up on Kitchen Nightmares.


30 posted on 02/12/2016 3:19:40 AM PST by Mashood
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One of my favorite restaurants is an old Greek place, family owned and operated. They do have fights back in the kitchen at times, I alternate between wondering what they’re yelling in Greek and not wanting to know, lol. Good food, good people, but they wear their emotions on their shirtsleeves.


31 posted on 02/12/2016 3:21:34 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: dodger

A lot in that article. Boxes removed from suspect’s apartment.

Restaurant patrons recorded cell phone video, threw chairs at the assailant and tried to stop him. Prayers for the injured and for the neighborhood and LEOs. Many thanks that people fought back.


32 posted on 02/12/2016 3:44:19 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: tang-soo

I hope everyone recovers from their wounds and that the whole accurate truth of the investigation is made public, as it should be. A lot of brave and quick thinking customers came to aid. Very thankful for them. I live in a small town, too...but with rail access to the city. Stay safe.. and vigilant.


33 posted on 02/12/2016 3:51:52 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: tang-soo

Well, I knew something like this would happen.

If we had a machete control program in effect this would have never happened. No one should be able to own a machete without the proper training, a background check and completion of a machete chopping demonstration class.

The next thing we need is a toilet certification class so that little boys can prevent serious injury by dropping the toilet seat on their little peckers.

The government will take care of us all.


34 posted on 02/12/2016 3:54:20 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: tang-soo

Considering getting a CCW permit in Ohio is fairly simple do you know if the restaurant is posted as a no gun zone.


35 posted on 02/12/2016 3:55:33 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: tang-soo

CBS running the story..perp is Mohammed something or other..here we go again...


36 posted on 02/12/2016 4:15:54 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

That’s why Obama is planting future Tsarnaev Brother “refugees” all across the USA in small towns.


37 posted on 02/12/2016 4:36:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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“CBS News has identified the suspect as Mohamed Barry, however neither 10TV nor Columbus Police have confirmed the suspect*s name. CBS News also reports Barry has a Somali background and may have traveled to Dubai in 2012. “ http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2016/02/11/columbus-ohio-man-stabs-multiple-people-with-machette-in-northeast-columbus.html


38 posted on 02/12/2016 5:08:13 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: tang-soo
Another media source posted/updated this story @ 7:23AM 2/11 [ LINK - 10tv.com ] with several red flag worth notice.

The author reports that the restaurant displays an Israeli flag, but adds that it also has a welcoming sign in Arabic and tries for an internationalist profile. As if an infidels can protect themselves from the violence of Jihadi terrorism with displays, acts and/or words of multicultural devotion:

"Inside the restaurant, guests are greeted by two things near the entrance: A small Israeli flag and a Arabic phrase of greeting: it read "Ahlan Wa Shalan" which roughly translates to "You are my family, take it easy.""

"The restaurant was a regular participant at international festivals."

Then police, were not saying the suspect's identity was "unknown" but instead "declined to identify" him - while at the same time calling it a "random attack:" Though, as you now note, some are reporting that may be changing:
"Police declined to identify the suspect or any motive as of Friday morning. Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said "there's nothing that leads us to believe that this is anything but a random attack.""

39 posted on 02/12/2016 5:12:35 AM PST by drpix
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Very Latest [FR Post #56 of PghBaldy]:

"CBS News has identified the suspect as Mohamed Barry, however neither 10TV nor Columbus Police have confirmed the suspect's name. CBS News also reports Barry has a Somali background and may have traveled to Dubai in 2012."

40 posted on 02/12/2016 5:21:30 AM PST by drpix
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Sigh...I know, not to mention my own Church, which is being utterly destroyed in the land of its founding by these very people!!!

I’ve read that the town just south of us is getting some courtesy of the Catholic refugee services. You would assume these are persecuted Catholics but we know from the published stats that less than a handful have even been allowed into the US. Maddening. Only consolation is the vast number of citizens here who are packing!!!


41 posted on 02/12/2016 6:31:41 AM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Tan Hairpiece Eminent Domain Trump Curse Word French Poodle Forgot To Put Toilet Seat Down)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
Their new religion should actually be called Multi-Kulti-Uber-Alles, like in Germany.

Have you read these? They explain this seemingly suicidal impulse.


42 posted on 02/12/2016 6:50:37 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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