A Pentagon police officer was killed in a “shooting event” attack outside the Defense Department headquarters Tuesday morning, a defense official confirmed to Fox News.
The building went into lockdown on Tuesday morning after a shooting occurred near a platform by the facility’s Pentagon Metro station. According to the police, all of the entrances to the Pentagon have now been secured.
The Arlington Fire Department had confirmed to Fox News that there were multiple people down at the site of the shooting, but wouldn’t comment on their conditions as the scene was still active at the time.
State Attorney General Letitia James Tuesday will release her report on the probe into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, The Post has learned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo violated federal and state laws by sexually harassing multiple women — including current and former state employees — through actions that included touching their “intimate body parts” without consent, officials said Tuesday.
Cuomo also allegedly retaliated against some of the victims and created a “toxic” and hostile work environment in the Executive Chamber, officials said.
The blockbuster announcements came during a news conference at which state Attorney General Letitia James said an independent probe she commissioned had found that Cuomo engaged in “unwanted groping, kissing, hugging and making inappropriate comments.”
James called it “a sad day for New York” and said it was up to Cuomo to decide whether to resign, as has been demanded by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Investigators gathered evidence from 11 women, nine of whom are or were state employees, said former acting Manhattan US Attorney Joon Kim, one of two outside lawyers hired to conduct the probe.
One alleged victim is a state trooper who served on Cuomo’s security detail, Kim said.
The trooper told the investigators that while she was holding a door open for Cuomo, he passed by and ran his open hand against her stomach, Clark said.
“She told us she felt completely violated,” Clark said.
Two Johnstown-area juveniles face charges stemming from an attempted burglary-turned-chase Sunday in Lorain Borough.
According to Stonycreek Township police Officer Tom Owens, the teenagers were two of five who forced entry into the Lorain residence Sunday morning – and the group is believed to be behind a string of vehicle thefts in the West Hills, Ferndale and Johnstown in recent weeks.
Police were called to the 300 block of Lunen Street at 10:40 a.m.
Owens said the five individuals forced their way into the residence through a door, which caused a loud enough noise that it alerted the homeowner.
He armed himself and encountered the teens in his basement, “hollering at them to get out,” and then pursuing them when they left the basement and headed into his yard.
While in the yard, the occupant fired his weapon, but no one was struck, Owens said.
“All five subjects fled in a white vehicle,” said Owens, which police later learned was a Chevy sedan.
Stonycreek, Johnstown, West Hills and other neighboring departments joined in the pursuit.
Owens said a West Hills officer spotted the vehicle on Bedford Street and followed it into Moxham.
The West Hills officer caught one of them and a Johnstown police officer caught another a short time later, Owens said.
Police were working Monday to identify and locate the other three suspects, one of whom was the driver of the car.
The Chevrolet was seized by police, and plans were in motion to search it for evidence, Owens added.
A stolen firearm was recovered from one of the teens, he said.
Both will face a list of counts through the Cambria County Juvenile Court system, Owens said.
The youths’ names weren’t released because they are younger than 18.
But the charges will include burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, unlawful firearm possession, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding police, he said.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation can call Stonycreek Township police at 814-266-3112.
A Pittsburgh U-Haul employee is dead after a customer shot him during a dispute last week.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office reports Jacob Jaillet, 21, of Pittsburgh, died at a hospital Sunday around 11:46 a.m.
According to the criminal complaint, Jaillet was showing a truck to a man police identify as the shooting suspect — Braijon Burton, 21, of Pittsburgh at the U-Haul located on the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard.”
Burton stated that at that moment he said to himself, ‘I’m taking this truck’ and Burton said that he shot the guy,” according to the paperwork. Police say Burton shot the victim in the neck and was initially reported to be in critical condition.
Burton then stole a U-Haul vehicle and fled the scene, according to police. Burton was then pursued by police on Route 28 near the 31st Street Bridge where he was then taken into custody.
An employee at the U-Haul center spoke with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Kylie Walker and said the victim is a co-worker and explained what led up to the shooting.”
The dude wanted the truck for too long. We couldn’t give it to him. He was mad about it so he shot my co-worker and ran off with the truck,” the employee said.
Burton is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
Two masked and hooded men walked up to a crowd near a laundromat and barbershop in the New York City borough of Queens and opened fire, wounding 10 people, including three known gang members, before escaping on mopeds, police said Sunday morning.
The shooting unfolded in the Queen’s neighborhood of Corona just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Police said 40 shell casings have so far been recovered from the scene near 99th Street and 37th Avenue.
“This was a brazen, coordinated attack, for lack of a better word,” NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said during a news conference. “This is unacceptable, and it has to stop.”
In a separate news conference on Sunday, Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams referred to the incident as a “mass shooting.”
NYPD officials released surveillance video of the two unknown males approaching the group on foot. Both men brandished firearms and began firing at people standing in front of the barbershop. Two other unknown males on mopeds followed behind the shooters and picked them both up before fleeing.
Police said that bystanders were walking along the sidewalk and that a party was in progress at a restaurant a few doors down from the barbershop at the time of the shooting.
At least a dozen times this year, medical rescue workers in the county responded to four or more deadly overdoses in a single day, the vast majority involving fentanyl.
In the small working-class city of Clairton, at least six people have died this year in overdoses involving the drug — two on the same street, records show.
The rise in deaths has prompted public officials to call for efforts from law enforcement and other government agencies to battle the crisis, including the legalization in Pennsylvania of the distribution of fentanyl strips — a tool that can alert people to the presence of the drug.
WILKINSBURG, Pa. —
Two people were injured after a shooting in Wilkinsburg Saturday night.
First responders responded to reports of a shooting in the 1900 block of McNary Boulevard around 10:16 p.m.
Police said two men were found on scene with injuries indicating they were struck by gunfire.
Both were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to call the county police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.
By John Zebrowski OPINION
Retailers, malls and supermarkets across New Jersey are seeing dramatic surges in shoplifting over the past 18 months. It’s believed to be fallout from the pandemic-related economic downturn that has caused workplace cutbacks and joblessness.
This is a separate type of crime from highly-publicized organized retail theft rings. More people are resorting to shoplifting as a way to make ends meet. That’s no excuse; just a sad reality. It also ties up valuable law enforcement resources. Significant time and taxpayer money is expended to track down, arrest and prosecute shoplifting offenders.
It’s time for New Jersey to take the lead in the United States, and create a progressive statewide diversion program for people charged with disorderly person-level shoplifting offenses. Working with the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, retailers and law enforcement, we can develop alternative procedures to get many shoplifters the help they urgently need.Most law-abiding people see shoplifting as a penny-ante crime. Yet shoplifting has subtle, expensive repercussions most people never fully realize, affecting the retail price of goods. Nationwide, shoplifting accounts for $14.7 billion annually in stolen merchandise. That raises consumers’ costs as retailers — big and small — raise prices to recoup losses.Retailers put a great deal of resources into dealing with theft. They install security cameras, affix anti-theft tags to merchandise, and hire guards to protect stores. Signs warn that shoplifters will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And yet another type of theft in the retail sector receives far less attention, even though it is equally, if not more pervasive in our economy: employers stealing pay they legally owe to their workforce by paying less than minimum wage to employees.Stores in New Jersey – from big-box retailers to corner bodegas — typically hand over shoplifting suspects to local police. Processing and prosecuting these arrests — often booked as disorderly persons offenses — is time-consuming and derail officers from focusing on crime prevention. Penalties in New Jersey for stealing less than $200 worth of food or merchandise are fines that range up to $1,000, possibly six months in jail and short stints of community service. For a person who is barely holding on and steals cans of tuna or pairs of socks in winter, such punishment seems excessive. It can add to their desperation and cause them to shoplift again.
(CNN)Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting outside of a funeral home in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday that left at least five people wounded, including a 4-year-old girl.Officers responded to a report of someone being shot in the 1100 block of West 30th Street, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Genae Cook said at a press conference. Upon arrival, officers immediately located at least three people with gunshot wounds.The 4-year-old girl was taken to Riley Hospital for Children and remains in critical condition, Cook said, while a 16-year-old girl was transported to Eskenazi Hospital and is in stable condition.An adult male was taken to St. Vincent Hospital and is in stable condition, according to Cook.
Two more people walked into IU Health Methodist Hospital within moments of each other with gunshot wounds, Cook said.
“We believe that both of those people were involved, or were here at the scene at one point or another,” she added.
Cook said a preliminary investigation found that an unknown male got out of a vehicle and approached another vehicle that was parked in the parking lot next to the funeral home. A verbal altercation ensued, at which point the unknown male began firing shots throughout the parking lot.
The male left the area before police officers arrived.
It is believed that one or two of the shooting victims were from inside the funeral home and that the altercation occurred with someone from inside the funeral home, according to Cook, What each person’s role was in the incident has yet to be determined.
“We need to think about our actions, think about what we do,” Cook said. “Pulling a weapon is no way to solve a problem”
“This afternoon our community witnessed yet another violent incident, this time with multiple victims including a young child,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a statement on Twitter. “Tonight our thoughts are with all those impacted, including those injured in the shooting, their families, and a neighborhood scarred by a cowardly act.”
“Far too many residents have borne the consequences of the combination of firearms and failed conflict resolution and I join a frustrated community in calling for an end to this cycle of violence,” he continued.
(CNN)A well-known TikTok user has died of his injuries after being wounded in a shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left another woman dead, police said.Anthony Barajas, 19, died early Saturday morning, the Corona Police Department said in a news release.“We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends,” the release said.Barajas and a friend, Rylee Goodrich, 18, were at a showing of “The Forever Purge” at the Regal Edwards Movie theater in Corona on Monday, police said. The teens were friends and went to watch the movie together, according to police. Theater staff found them with gunshot wounds after the movie, according to police.Goodrich died at the scene and Barajas was taken to a hospital for treatment where he was on life support.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An investigation is underway after a man was shot multiple times in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Wharton Street around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday for a Shotspotter alert.
When they arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been shot multiple times.
The man was taken to the hospital and was last listed in critical condition.
Police have not released any descriptions of any suspects and say their investigation is ongoing.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
PITTSBURGH — The South Side violence streak continued Thursday night as a huge fight broke out at a Giant Eagle grocery store.
We spoke with people who said they didn’t know what was going on, until they saw the fight and blood all over the store.
Alexis Keppel and Yssence Andino were there doing their grocery shopping.“It was one person getting beat up by three or four other people. A tall guy just getting beat up by kids, adults, men, women, everyone,” explained Keppel. “
The woman that was involved the one that ganged up on the guy, she ended up getting hit and I think she broke her nose. Because when we went to the self-checkout, she was absolutely covered in blood.”
A 55-year-old woman was beheaded in broad daylight near Minneapolis on Wednesday, and her abusive boyfriend was arrested for the killing, reports said.
The decapitated body of America Mafalda Thayer was discovered lying on the ground next to a car by cops who responded to a stabbing in Shakopee, Minnesota, according to KMSP.
Officers recovered a large knife in an alley nearby. Thayer’s boyfriend, 42-year-old Alexis Saborit, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder, police said.
PITTSBURGH — One man was shot and two others were pistol-whipped late Wednesday night in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, police said.
Officers and paramedics were called about 11 p.m. to Brownsville road, where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Around the same time, officers were called to Concordia Street for two men with head injuries. Those men told police they were pistol-whipped in the same area of Brownsville Road where the other man was found shot. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police are investigating.
PITTSBURGH — Police and paramedics are investigating a shooting at the Highland Park Pool.
Police sources tell Channel 11 that it started as a fight. A woman was reportedly choked, but no one was hit by the gunfire.
A witness said she watched a man start shooting toward the pool area from outside the fence.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The FBI in Pittsburgh helped in taking down a massive drug trafficking operation that spanned Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and the Dominican Republic.
In that bust, 34 people were indicted, including a suspect from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
According to investigators, they seized more than eight kilos of cocaine, a kilo of heroin, and 12 ounces of crack.
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. — A man killed his parents before getting into a shootout with police in Mount Lebanon, then leading officers on a chase and being found dead after a crash, authorities said.
The 25-year-old man, who has not been identified, called police shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday to a home on Gilkeson Road. It was discovered that he had shot and killed both of his parents and was ready to surrender.
Police said he was calm at first, but he then began shooting at officers.
Authorities seized nine guns and more than $40,000 worth of meth from a McKeesport man’s home, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro, all of which he says stems from a new partnership between state and local authorities in the Mon Valley.
Franklin Gribschaw, 42, faces multiple charges of drug possession and drug delivery.
A New Jersey man is behind bars after Greensburg police said he fled a traffic stop at 90 mph before crashing and being apprehended, according to court papers.
Nicholas Michael Tedesco, 27, of Newton, N.J., is charged with flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, escape and related offenses.
City police said they were on patrol at 3:30 a.m. Friday when they pulled over a Chevrolet Malibu that had an inoperable tail light and revoked registration. The car fled the stop on South Main Street as an officer approached the car, according to court papers.
Police said Tedesco traveled 90 mph south on South Main Street and through two red lights before crashing into traffic islands and an embankment at the on-ramp for Route 30 east. He ran from the scene and officers apprehended him behind a nearby business, according to court papers.
There were warrants for his arrest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and police said he had a suspended New Jersey driver’s license.
Tedesco was taken to the Westmoreland County Prison Friday on a bench warrant in a June 2020 case for receiving stolen property, filed by Jeannette police, according to online court records. His parole in that case was revoked in May and he was ordered to remain detained.
He was arraigned on charges in the new case Tuesday. He was denied bail because District Judge Chris Flanigan deemed him a flight risk, according to online court records. Tedesco did not have an attorney listed in online court records. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 5.
PITTSBURGH — An employee at a U-Haul facility in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood was shot in the neck and the suspect took off in a U-Haul truck before being arrested along Route. 28, according to police.
Police said they were able to find the suspect fleeing in a U-Haul truck on Route 28. During a brief pursuit, the suspect fired a weapon at another vehicle. A police vehicle was hit during the chase and an officer suffered a minor leg injury as a result.
The chase ended near the 31st Street Bridge when the U-Haul truck was damaged. The suspect was then taken into custody.
Trib Live Reports:
A carjacking and shooting near a U-Haul facility in Pittsburgh spurred a police chase that culminated in an arrest made on Route 28 during rush-hour traffic Tuesday evening, initial reports indicate.
A Pittsburgh officer was injured when the suspect’s stolen rental truck struck him in the leg during the pursuit, police said. The officer’s injury was described as minor, and city public safety officials said he transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
Pittsburgh Public Safety officials told Trib news partner WPXI-TV that during the carjacking, an employee at the U-Haul dealer on Washington Boulevard in the city’s Larimer neighborhood was shot in the neck.
The wounded employee was rushed by medics to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m., emergency dispatchers received a request for police, fire and ambulance support along Route 28 near the 31st Street Bridge, an Allegheny County 911 shift commander told the Tribune-Review. The dispatcher confirmed that the dozens of police cars swarming the highway and re-routing passing drivers were there in connection to an incident involving police in Larimer.
During the pursuit, the suspect shot at a civilian vehicle, according to city public safety officials. The vehicle was hit but the driver was not injured.
A Pittsburgh police SUV with a badly damaged rear-end was parked along the highway. A bit farther south, a smashed-up U-Haul pickup truck was wedged against the highway’s barrier.
The suspect who was arrested and taken into custody was not immediately identified. All lanes of Route 28 were reopened before 6 p.m.
Police have not released further details.
NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A 47-year-old Westmoreland County man is accused of a variety of serious crimes following a bizarre incident in a McDonald’s parking lot early Sunday morning.
According to court documents, Gardner was combative with police on the scene after the incident. He’s accused of kicking officers and damaging a police cruiser. Police said he also spit in the face of an officer during the arrest.
Officers reported the smell of alcohol on Gardner’s breath and also said they discovered an empty bottle of vodka and a small amount of marijuana in Gardner’s truck. Gardner was arraigned and is being held in the Westmoreland County prison on bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4.
Pittsburgh Police are investigating a shooting on the North Side near the corner of Cedar Avenue and Lockhart Street.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police are investigating a shooting on the North Side near the corner of Cedar Avenue and Lockhart Street.
Police and EMS responded to the 400 block of Cedar Avenue for a reported male shot around 8:25 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body.
Medics then transported him to a local hospital.
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The person is said to be in stable condition.
A United Airlines flight was evacuated ahead of take-off at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday after a teenager sent a picture of an Airsoft gun to other passengers onboard via Airdrop, an iPhone feature that allows sharing between other Apple Inc. products.KNTV reported as the flight bound for Orlando was getting ready to leave the gate, several passengers received the photo of the realistic-looking toy gun, sparking alarm.
Everyone on the aircraft was forced to de-board and go through security screening a second time. The teen was not allowed back on the flight.
Doug Yakel, a spokesperson for the airport, told the outlet that the teen did not have the gun on his person, and it was determined that the photo was taken from an earlier date from a different location. He said that evacuation was “out of an abundance of caution.”
“United flight 2167 departing from San Francisco to Orlando was delayed due to a security issue involving a customer on board,” United Airlines told Fox News via email in response to an inquiry about the incident. “Law enforcement officials were notified and our teams are working with them to review this matter. As a precaution, all customers deplaned and were rescreened before the flight departed.”
Pennsylvania State Police arrested a man in Lawrence County after he allegedly fired two rounds from a shotgun at a person’s home.
Christopher Rodgers, 40, of Volant, Pennsylvania is now facing multiple charges.
The incident is one of reportedly many disturbances in the area police are attributing to Rodgers.
Police accuse Rodgers of setting off fireworks and making loud noises in the past, requiring police to show up four times in the last 10 days.
On Saturday, police cited Rodgers for summary disorderly conduct and harassment in relation to the prior incidents.
State Police returned Sunday for the alleged shotgun incident to arrest Rodgers, who is now facing charges of Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Disorderly Conduct.
He is currently in the Lawrence County Jail.
. Some members of the Wolverine Watchmen are accusing the feds of entrapment.
The FBI agents took an active part in the scheme from its inception, according to court filings, evidence and dozens of interviews examined by BuzzFeed.
One FBI informant from Wisconsin allegedly helped organize meetings where the first inklings of the Whitmer plot surfaced, even paying for hotel rooms and food to entice people to attend, BuzzFeed reported. The Iraq veteran, identified as “Dan” by BuzzFeed, allegedly shelled out for transportation costs to militia meetings and apparently goaded members to advance the plot.
Kareem Johnson, a black, left-wing attorney representing Pete Musico, one of the 14 arrested, told The Post the FBI played an outsize — and, at the very least, inappropriate — part in the incident. Before the bureau was involved, Johnson and other attorneys said, the Watchmen weren’t even considered a violent threat.
“The FBI knew these people had some beliefs and were egging them on and providing help and ammunition,” Johnson said. “They encouraged, helped instigate and escalated the criminal conduct of those individuals. At the end of the day, there were almost as many FBI agents leading the group as the other people in the group.”
(CNN)Law enforcement officers from the Vancouver, Washington, area are mourning a deputy killed in a shooting Friday night.Police said Saturday they have detained two suspects and are searching for a third. Tthe suspects “may be armed and dangerous,” authorities alerted earlier.Sgt. Brent Waddell with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office told a media briefing that the shooting occurred in Vancouver, which is a suburb of Portland, Oregon.Waddell said the deputy was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. The department later announced in a press release that the deputy had been “killed in the line of duty.”
MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — A teen was shot and killed overnight in McKeesport.
Allegheny County Police say the 18-year-old was found on Sole Street just before 2 a.m. Saturday.
Dontae McKenith was pronounced dead at the scene.
During an investigation, police say they found evidence that Dontae McKenith and 16-year-old Phillip Payne were handling a handgun.
Payne allegedly then turned the gun on McKenith and shot him.
Police accuse Payne of fleeing the crime scene originally, but that he later turned himself in to authorities around 8 a.m. Saturday.
He is facing charges of Criminal Homicide and Firearm Offenses and will be held at the Allegheny County Jail.
PITTSBURGH — There has been an increase in violence in recent months in the South Side, including shootings and fights. Also, as more people return to the area following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, sidewalks have become more crowded and more people are walking into streets, leading to some instances in which people have been hit by cars.
Police are now investigating a deadly shooting in the South Side Slopes, hours after a violent night rocked a different part of the neighborhood.
According to police, after the shooting, a friend of the victim started to drive them to the hospital but stopped after seeing police patrolling the area. The friend then asked the officers for help.
Unfortunately, after they tried to render aid, the victim died. The Pittsburgh police chief had this to say.
“It’s concerning with the level of violence that’s going on in the city of Pittsburgh. The number of people carrying guns and here, once again, area kids are playing football, and to have someone shot is unacceptable. This has to stop,” said Scott Schubert.
A Greensburg doctor pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to taking kickbacks, health care fraud and conspiring to distribute controlled substances.
Thomas Whitten, 71, will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV on Dec. 7.
According to prosecutors, Whitten received kickbacks from Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics from May 2013 to November 2015 in exchange for prescribing Subsys, a powerful opioid containing fentanyl. Subsys, which is a liquid that gets sprayed under a patient’s tongue, is only approved for the “management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients” who have developed a tolerance to other pain killers.
However, investigators said Whitten prescribed the drug to patients for whom it was not medically necessary and, therefore, it was not eligible for insurance reimbursement.
Whitten also pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute phentermine hyrocholoride and diethlpropion to patients at five weight-loss clinics from November 2017 to December 2019.
At least three people have been shot and one officer injured in a shooting on E. Carson Street on the South Side.