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  • Attacker yells 'Allahu Akbar,' stabs five in Paris before police take him down

    05/12/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/12/18 | Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero
    The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The...
  • At least one dead in central Paris stabbing

    05/12/2018 1:32:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    A madman with a knife attacked people—seemingly at random—in a busy section of Paris Saturday before he was fatally gunned down by police, BFM TV reported. At least one person died and eight others were wounded in the attack, carried out near the Palais Garnier opera house, according to Le Parisien. "I just saw the man knifing random people," wrote Twitter user Esohe Denise Odaro. A police spokesperson confirmed the stabbing. "Attack in the Second Arrondissement of Paris by an individual armed with a knife, attacker brought under control by the police service. More information to follow."
  • Scottish Man in Custody for Carrying Potato Peeler in Public Place

    05/03/2018 10:58:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A man was arrested in Dunfermline, Scotland, on Saturday for carrying a potato peeler in a public place “without reasonable excuse” and faces up to four years in prison. The Dunfermline Sheriff Court confirmed to Breitbart London that Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street had appeared Monday, charged under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, for carrying “an article which had a blade or which was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler”.
  • Seven schoolchildren killed in China knife attack blamed on angry former pupil

    04/27/2018 1:50:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 27 April, 2018,
    A knife-wielding man killed seven children and injured 12 others as they returned home from school in northwestern China on Friday, authorities said, in one of the deadliest such rampages in the country in recent years. A suspect was detained and the injured children were receiving treatment, the propaganda department of Mizhi county in Shaanxi province said. The attack took place at around 6.10pm local time, the department added. County police said initial investigations suggested that the 28-year-old male suspect was a former pupil at the middle school, where he had been bullied. They believe he may have turned his...
  • Machete Attack Every 90 Minutes in ‘Gun-Free’ Britain

    04/15/2018 7:55:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/15/2018 | Liam Deacon
    Recorded machete attacks in the UK have shot up by nearly five times in just three years, with the majority in the capital, London. The huge number of crimes committed with the deadly, sword-like weapons means there is an average of 15 a day in the UK, or one every 90 minutes. Figures uncovered using freedom of information requests by the Daily Mail show that police dealt with 928 crimes involving machetes in the last two months of 2017. London saw the bulk, with 425 of the attacks. There were 99 in Greater Manchester, 77 in the West Midlands, and...
  • OMG: Take a look at these ‘weapons’ found by British police during a sweep

    04/10/2018 7:24:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 9, 2018 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy has reported, despite its comprehensive gun control laws, London has overtaken New York in murders, and the reason is knife crime. London Mayor Sadiq Khan made it clear Sunday that “knife control” is in full effect: The Metropolitan Police launched “Operation Sceptre” in 2015 to combat knife crime, and in March, the Regents Park Police tweeted a photo of items found and safely disposed of during an Operation Sceptre weapon sweep. The photo was picked up an went viral Monday in light of England’s reinvigorated push against knife attacks.
  • [satire] Toddler Brandishing Play-Doh Pocketknife Apprehended By UK Police

    04/09/2018 8:16:21 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 28 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 9, 2018
    LONDON—A “potentially dangerous situation” was defused by London police Monday morning, as a toddler cutting Play-Doh with a toy plastic pocketknife was tackled to the ground and apprehended by a Specialist Firearms Command unit, sources confirmed at the scene. The toddler was happily cutting a lump of green-ish Play-Doh with his official Play-Doh pocketknife in his mum’s London flat when a Metro Police unit kicked his door down and charged in, bellowing for everyone to get down on the ground. Several other operatives dove through windows and rappelled from skylights, tossing tear gas and breaching doors throughout the home...
  • London Mayor Threatens Arrest For Anyone In The City Caught With a Knife

    Wow!!!!!!! What’s next? Link: https://mobile.twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/982906526334668800
  • London stabbings: 300 extra police deployed on streets to tackle spike in knife crime

    04/07/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2018 | Mark Molloy and Press Association
    Hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed on the streets of London this weekend in areas of the capital worst affected by the spike in violent crime. It comes as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised more arrests and backed increasing the use of intelligence-led stop and search by police, insisting keeping Londoners safe is his “top priority”. Mr Khan has also invited Home Secretary Amber Rudd and London MPs to a summit at City Hall next week to discuss new measures for tackling the violence. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insisted the force has “not lost control”...
  • Officer Who Ended Mall Attack Becomes 1st Minnesotan Awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery

    04/05/2018 5:06:32 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/5/18 | Joe Mazan
    The police officer who jumped into action during a 2016 attack at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud was honored on Thursday. Avon police Officer Jason Falconer received a Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions on that September 2016 day. Falconer was off duty when 22-year-old Dahir Adan stabbed and injured 10 people at the mall. Falconer shot and killed Adan to stop the attack. "Actually, I thought (the recognition) was all said and done and over – then we have this," Falconer said. "I just want to thank everybody." Falconer is the first Minnesotan to receive the Congressional Badge...
  • Greensboro City Council considers canceling annual Gun and Knife Show

    03/09/2018 4:14:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/08/18
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council members are considering canceling the annual Gun and Knife Show in light of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn told NBC affiliate WXII that the entire City Council is in support of canceling the show, scheduled for Aug. 25 through Aug. 26 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Vaughn, who describes herself as a gun owner, said the idea came about in response to a conversation she had with her daughter, a high school student, about the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead. “As a council, we thought...
  • Hamburg supermarket attack: Ahmad Alhaw sentenced to life

    03/01/2018 6:40:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    A failed asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack at a Hamburg supermarket last July. The Palestinian attacker, Ahmad Alhaw, killed a 50-year-old man and seriously wounded six other people. Alhaw shouted Islamist slogans as he lashed out. He was pursued and held down in the street by men from the German-Turkish community.
  • According To The FBI, Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close

    02/20/2018 11:03:54 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Knives kill far more people in the United States than rifles do every year. In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, the debate over guns in America has surged again to the forefront oft the political conversation. Seventeen students were killed when a deranged gunman rampaged through the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Many are calling now for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shooting, specifically targeting the AR-15 rifle and promoting the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. However, recent statistics from 2016 show that knives actually kill nearly five...
  • Sadiq’s Response to Knife Crime Epidemic: £10,000 on ‘Knife Wands’ for Schools

    01/04/2018 5:42:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-6-17 | Jack Montgomery
    Sadiq’s Response to Knife Crime Epidemic: £10,000 on ‘Knife Wands’ for Schools, But City Hall WON’T Track Uses or Knives Captured London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to the knife crime epidemic overtaking his city has been to issue metal-detecting ‘knife wands’ to schools — but City Hall is not tracking how many times they are being used, or how many knives are being confiscated, if any. Seventy-six schools across the capital are already using the wands, under what City Hall described as “Sadiq’s robust and comprehensive knife crime strategy”, and is “urging” more to take up his offer to provide...
  • Family of 18-Year-Old Stab Victim Jason Isaacs: Knife Crime Is 'Out of Control' in London

    11/24/2017 7:52:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/23 | Ella Wills
    The family of an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter stabbed to death in an apparently unprovoked attack in north London have said knife crime is "out of control" in the capital. Jason Isaacs was on a night out with friends in Northolt on Saturday when they were targeted by balaclava-clad attackers on mopeds in a "pre-planned attack". The group fled for their lives, but the teenager became separated before being stabbed multiple times with a large knife. Critically injured, Mr Isaacs was rushed to hospital where he died on Tuesday. There have been a total of 18 fatal stabbings involving teenagers in...
  • FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind

    10/16/2017 7:11:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/16/17 | by AWR Hawkins
    The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2016 shows more than four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind. And because the category of rifles covers every type of rifle, this means there would be an even greater divide between the number of people stabbed to death versus those shot to death with an AR-15 or similar rifle. According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with “knives or cutting instruments.” Table 12 also shows...
  • Australian Gun Culture Part 25: Knives in Australia, A Changed Viewpoint

    09/29/2017 6:01:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    When I came to Australia, I had read of the weapons laws regarding the carry of knives. I had read that knives could only be carried if you had a “good reason” to do so.I knew how much the “good reason” limitation had been abused in the United States to stop people from exercising their Second Amendment rights.States like New Jersey, New York, and California are notorious for the abuse of that limitation. I was apprehensive about carrying a pocket knife in Australia.On arrival, I wrote: As I talked to the manager, I mentioned that I understood it was...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Terror in Paris as Algerian student screaming 'This is for Syria'...

    06/06/2017 9:42:12 AM PDT · by Will88 · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2017 | KELLY MCLAUGHLIN and PETER ALLEN
    BREAKING NEWS: Terror in Paris as Algerian student screaming 'This is for Syria' attacks policeman with a hammer and knives outside Notre Dame Cathedral before being shot by cop
  • Man attacks police officer with hammer at Notre Dame in Paris

    06/06/2017 9:26:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/06/2017
    PARIS -- A police officer shot and wounded a man who attacked a group of three officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, authorities said. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters that the man yelled "this is for Syria" when he attacked the officers. Collomb said that an officer used his weapon to shoot the assailant. The man was also armed with kitchen knives, Collomb said. Paris police tweeted that one officer was wounded in the attack. CBS Radio News' Elaine Cobbe reports that the investigation has been handed over to the police's anti-terrorism unit. The incident...
  • Notre Dame: Man shot by French police after 'terror' attack with hammer and knives

    06/06/2017 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 06-06-2017 | Henry Samuel, Paris James Rothwell
    rench police have shot a man outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after he tried to attack them with a hammer and shouted "This is for Syria", according to the interior minister. He was also in possession of two knives. One policeman was lightly injured in the attack. The main square has been evacuated and a police operation is underway. Paris police say the situation is now "under control". Anti-terror prosecutors have launched an investigation meaning they consider the attack terror-related. Two "blasts" sparked panic among tourists amassed outside Notre Dame. A man was then seen "lying on the ground...