Terrorist Attack in Edmonton?

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  1. Roberteaux

    Roberteaux Alien Hominid V.I.P. Member

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    Looks like Canada suffered a pair of terrorist attacks today. Both attacks took place in Edmonton, Alberta.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/ameri...medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

    The first episode occurred when the driver of a Chevy Malibu deliberately struck an Edmonton PD officer who was standing near a barricade in place as part of the traffic arrangements for a football game at a nearby stadium. The Chevy hit the cop and the barricade, then struck the cop's car... whereupon the driver jumped out with a knife and stabbed the officer several times.

    An ISIS flag was found in the Chevy. The suspect, who was arrested on a raft of charges related to terrorism, is said by police to be a Somali national who had come to the attention of police and RCMP in 2015 after someone complained that he had embraced extremist ideas, but he was not charged for anything at that time.

    The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

    After this first incident took place, police began looking for the individual to whom the Chevy was registered, as the guy who hit the cop was not the registered owner.

    About four hours after the attack on the Edmonton officer took place, the police had erected a roadblock near the city's downtown area. A U-Haul came along, the police stopped the vehicle, and recognized the name of the guy driving the U-Haul as being the subject to whom the Chevy used in the first attack was registered.

    The cops asked the driver to step out of the vehicle, but the driver had other ideas: instead, he floored it and took off, heading towards downtown Edmonton with the police in pursuit. Along the way, the U-Haul driver tried to run down various pedestrians, managing to hit four of them. Of those victims, two were said to be only lightly wounded, with the other two remaining in the hospital for observation.

    In the course of events during the chase, the police realized that the driver was not about to stop and so they went ahead and spun him out, causing the truck to crash over on its side. Then the cops tossed a flash-bang grenade into the cab and nailed the driver with a taser, thus taking him into custody.

    And the beat goes on. The mayor of Edmonton characterized this attack as a "lone wolf" attack, despite there being more than one perp, and advised citizens to remain calm while Edmonton PD and RCMP sort this one out.

    --R

    ETA: Looks like I goofed when it came to the charges on that first dude. The article said that actually, the cops hadn't charged him with anything at all-- yet.
     
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  2. Sct13

    Sct13 Premium Member

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    Glad no one was seriously hurt.

    I'm just so fed up with these idiots.....

    As ISIS shrinks I fear we may see more of this..
     
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    FennRx Senior Member

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    Snackbars gonna snackbar
     
  4. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    I'm glad the cop is OK.
    As for "a lone wolf", I'm tired of that narrative. I don't believe it.
    One, maybe two, but THIS many "lone" anythings????? I don't think so.
     
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  5. LtDave32

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    Chucked a flash-bang in the cab?

    Now, that's style. I like that guy.
     
  6. Caleb

    Caleb Senior Member

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    That's about the most badass police improvisation I've heard since some Dallas PD commander said, "You know what? Let's put a bomb on the bomb robot and send the sonovabitch in. F*ck it, we'll get a new one."

    Whatever works in a pinch.
     
  7. Howard2k

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    The reports I've seen have said it was an individual. Did that just change? I haven't read a whole lot about it.
     
  8. Fiat Lux

    Fiat Lux Senior Member

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    But.... but..... but....

    ....diversity is our strength...

    :hmm:

    Cheers
     
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    As a foreigner living in Canada, I say it is. It's not diversity that is the issue. It's that which we're supposed to protect by not speaking ill about it.
     
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  10. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    I’m surprised they didn’t toss in like 10 of them, one at a time.
    I woulda.
    I’m so sick of these sonsabitches.
    If Heff is really up there, clearing all the virgins off the lists, what’s in it for them, at this point?
    “We really don’t like westerners!”
    “Yeah... and??...”
    “Well....we don’t like you, you see, because...you’re western and stuff and....like....die pigs!”
    “Uhh.... Are you gonna, like, run us all over with a truck? I mean.... is that the plan? That’s gonna take a while, and you might not even finish.”
    “Well, my friend has a Malibu, too.”
    “Those are sick!! What year??”
    “It’s a 2003. It’s not super clean, but it’s still comfortable and gets decent mileage on the highway.”
    “A 2003? That’s not a fuckin ‘bu, you moron. That’s a rental car from 15 years ago.”
    “No! It’s nice!”
    “Dude, it’s not. Here.... hold this flash bang.”
    “There’s no pin.”
    “Isn’t there?? I didn’t notice....”

    Fuck these guys.
     
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  11. Hangers

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    "Police then broke the windshield, detonated a stun grenade and used a Taser on the man before hauling him out through the broken glass."

    Nothing like some broken glass to awaken the senses............

    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/edmonton-police-officer-fortunate-to-even-be-alive

    The officer gets hit by a car, stabbed and gets right up after. Thats a tough dude.



    Thoughts and prayers to all injured.
     
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  12. Caleb

    Caleb Senior Member

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    Which begs the question, what makes a municipal elected politician an expert on terrorism and/or crime?

    I'm kidding of course, it's a rhetorical question. The answer is absolutely nothing.
     
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    Raking in the culturally incompatible, getting them free passes to do whatever the hell they want while others are turned down just because.

    Sometimes I wonder if these officials are actually that naive.
     
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    I used to think the whole Revelations thing in the Bible was complete BS but after 2017 I'm not so sure anymore. Three hurricanes, race riots, North Korea, ISIS and now Iran jeez, could it get any worse?
     
  15. Benjammin

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    Cowardly sons-of-bitches
     
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  16. Hangers

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    Maybe it was because the RCMP and the EPS just finished briefing him on the incident and that is what both agencies understand at the moment? There is an election campaign underway right now for the municipal election and I thought it was good of him to say his campaign is on hold as this matter requires his full attention.
     
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    Sh*theads be sh*tty, this is getting real old.
    Using flash-bangs and stun grenades, awesome.:bowdown
     
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    Just the start
     
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    Now look!!!?......Los V.......not good people...Prayers from down here
     
  20. Malikon

    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    that flash-bang taser move was badass.

    that'll wake your stupid ass up.
     
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