Skip to comments.Four injured in restaurant machete attack, suspect killed by police
Posted on 02/11/2016 8:13:53 PM PST by tang-soo
Nazareth's Mediterranean Restaurant
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) â 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 âno rhyme or reasonâ 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 suspectâs 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
âI had gotten a text about the guy with the machete, at McCutcheon and Morse Crossing which is right where I live,â she said. âThen, I came here and Iâm trying to figure out whatâs going on.â
Zakas said people love the restaurant and its owner.
âEverybody leaves here with a smile,â she said. âItâs a real happy place, he [the owner] has been in business for 26 years, so heâs got a great reputation around here. The restaurantâs got a great reputation.
âIt scared the crap out of me, to begin with. Then, when I found out where itâs at, itâs really kind of freaking me out.â
NBC4 reporters ReneÃ© LaSalle and Dan Pearlman are working to get more details from both locations and will have live updates tonight on NBC4 at 11pm
FBI investigating. Hmmm.
The customer who packs a .45 couldn’t make it that night....
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!
I forgot to mention that Hanie is from Israel and is an outspoken Christian.
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.
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?
Very sorry to hear that terror has come to your doorstep. How awful for the community and for the victims.
I forgot to mention that Hanie is from Israel and is an outspoken Christian.
Muslims attacking with knives here get little attention.
Terrorism. Straight up.
That’s it, nobody has any right to own any blade. So no guns, blades or Yoko Ono recordings allowed.
A machete? The Religion of Pieces?
More than likely that just told you all you need to know.
Prayers for FReeper 4mybiz’s brother who was injured in the attack, and is in surgery.
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!
“No rhyme or reason” means there is a very specific, unspoken reason.
The food is horrible, and the portions are so small!
Seriously, I go for the live entertainment.
It’s starting to get warm outside and the kids are getting restless. /s
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.
Maybe he didn’t know the Ginsu was loaded.
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.
Dead suspect not named - FBI involved - Jewish owned business. All the signs are there.
yep, lots of mooselimbs in columbus, very sad..
Strange. Most Greek restaurants end up on Kitchen Nightmares.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Considering getting a CCW permit in Ohio is fairly simple do you know if the restaurant is posted as a no gun zone.
CBS running the story..perp is Mohammed something or other..here we go again...
That’s why Obama is planting future Tsarnaev Brother “refugees” all across the USA in small towns.
“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
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.""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:
"The restaurant was a regular participant at international festivals."
"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.""
"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."
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!!!
Have you read these? They explain this seemingly suicidal impulse.
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