A stand-off at a Hong Kong university campus has led to fiery clashes overnight, as hundreds of protesters tried to repel a police advance.
Large fires broke out at entrances to the Polytechnic University (PolyU), where protesters hurled petrol bombs and shot arrows from behind barricades.
Officers earlier warned they could use live ammunition if protesters did not stop attacking them using such weapons.
Months of anti-government protests have caused turmoil in the city.
The latest violence is some of the worst the semi-autonomous Chinese territory has seen since the movement began.
The police have become targets for radical demonstrators, who accuse them of excessive force.
Demonstrators have been occupying the PolyU for days. Fresh clashes erupted on Sunday, with tear gas and water cannon being met with petrol bombs, bricks and other improvised weapons.
A police media liaison officer was wounded in the leg with an arrow on Sunday.
With many clad in black and wearing masks to hide their faces, rioters in parts of the city burned barricades, vandalised banks, set rubbish bins on fire and hurled cobblestones at police.
By Saturday evening, Paris police said 147 people had been arrested across the capital.
The nationwide protests were intended to send a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, whose government has been accused of ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens.
By Charlie Deitch
Pittsburgh Current Editor
A Cleveland Police spokesperson says that the hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation. Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off the signal-caller’s head and bashed him in the head with it.
Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that in order for there to be an investigation in this instance, Rudolph would have to return to Cleveland and file formal charges with the police. Ciaccia says an investigation would then take place and the prosecuting attorney’s office would decide what, if any, charges would be filed.
On Friday morning, Rudolph’s agent Timothy Younger told the Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo: “that he is still gathering information on Thursday night’s incident before any decisions regarding legal or civil action on Rudolph’s behalf are made,” Fittipaldo wrote. On Thursday night Younger tweeted:
Joshua Aaron Dowell-Miller, 26, is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Police were called to a Harrison Avenue apartment Friday morning after a resident reported three rounds had been fired into his home, according to court papers. Two rounds hit walls in the bedroom and kitchen and the third shattered the door of the oven.
Two bullet holes were found in the siding of another home. Police said no one was hurt.
A criminal complaint names 24-year-old Roneese Davis as one of the employees who attacked Marc Conn and his companion, Billie Jo Goldsworthy.
PITTSBURGH – A woman was pistol-whipped during a robbery Sunday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh, police said.
The robbery was reported about 1:45 p.m. at a business in the 400 block of the Boulevard of the Allies.
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Some of the worst violence in 22 weeks of protest erupted in Hong Kong Saturday, as police responded with tear gas to activists throwing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to street barricades and a subway station.
“Some masked rioters vandalized shops and committed arson. Some even placed nails on the roads threatening the safety of all road users,” police said in a statement.
The protesters, angry at Chinese meddling with Hong Kong’s freedoms, threw the homemade bombs on the streets in front of the headquarters of HSBC and the Hong Kong base for the Bank of China. Protesters also smashed the windows of China’s local branch of the Xinhua news agency for the first time, the Associated Press reported.
LOYALHANNA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Loyalhanna man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a weed whacker.
According to police, 35-year-old Joshua Maloney stopped his lawnmower, blocking a 73-year-old man’s movement. He then swung a running weed whacker at the man.
Maloney then proceeded to threaten to “beat the man up” and again threatened to hit him with the weed whacker.
He is facing charges of terroristic threats.
The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has confirmed that it’s investigating a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of West Maryland Street.
IMPD officers in the area of Illinois and Maryland Streets heard gunshots coming from nearby at approximately 11:20 p.m.
Officers were able to find 6 victims at multiple locations near the Steak N Shake restaurant on Maryland Street.
Police donned riot gear and attempted to disperse the crowds with tear gas in several areas, including the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue, which have banned protests this weekend, the AP reports.
More than 7,000 police officers have been deployed to thwart the demonstrations, which have been banned in other places such as the presidential palace, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.At least 39 people have been arrested so far, according to the AP.
(CNN)Police have a suspect in custody as they investigate a stabbing incident Wednesday at Dyke Industries in Tallahassee, Florida, a police spokesman said.“Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare received five patients from the incident, not six as initially reported,” the hospital said in a statement.“One patient is in serious condition; two patients are in fair condition; and two patients are in good condition.”
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.
The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.
The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop selling short-barrel and handgun ammunition after it runs out of its current inventory. It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from handguns and allowing it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.
The month of August ended as it began: with a shooting rampage and a significant death toll.
Five people were killed near Odessa, Texas, on Saturday as a gunman started shooting indiscriminately at cars, bringing the number of victims of mass killings by firearms to 51 for the month.
The term mass killings is defined by the Justice Department as three or more killings in a single episode, excluding the death of a gunman.There is no legal definition for the term mass shooting, despite its frequent use by gun control groups and the news media.
This month’s loss of life was most acute in Texas, where four of the eight deadliest shootings occurred, including an August 3 massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people.
A report of a pipe bomb shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge in both directions on Thursday evening, authorities said.
The pipe bomb was reported to be on the New Jersey side of the bridge soon after 9 p.m., cops said.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m. the bottom lanes were reopened, but Bergen County Police and the Port Authority Police were still investigating.
It was not immediately clear if an explosive device was actually found at the scene.
The man’s wound is not considered life-threatening. But his name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.
The other man involved in the fight was not injured.
No charges have been filed so far, but authorities say the fight and shooting remain under investigation.
It’s not clear what sparked the fight.
According to court documents, the victim told police that he was standing outside his home taking care of some trash just after midnight when four people attacked him and beat him with a baseball bat.
Police said the victim was knocked unconscious but was able to get to a neighbor’s house to call 911 after he woke up.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a press conference that lawmakers need to figure out ways to remove guns from people like the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s standoff. He said he plans to announce executive actions on Friday morning in Harrisburg.
The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.
Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.
Officials said that four “inmate-manufactured weapons” were found, and the cause of the riot is being investigated. A deadly force review board will conduct a review of the incident, the department said.
Police have made an arrest after an argument led to a stabbing in Downtown Pittsburgh late Tuesday night.
According to a criminal complaint for Michael Bob, Jr., 25, the incident began when Bob was having an argument with another man near Wood Street and Liberty Avenue.Police said a 33-year-old man got out of his vehicle and approached Bob, leading to another exchange of words.
According to the court paperwork, Bob allegedly said “I’ll stab you all right now,” pushed the 33-year-old man twice and, as that man prevented Bob from getting onto a bus, stabbed him.
A bystander sustained gunshot wounds after an argument broke out between two patrons at a Walmart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
The victim is a 42-year old father who was in line buying a lunchbox for one of his children. He received multiple gunshot wounds and was transferred to a local hospital where he is in stable condition, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.
The initial reason for the altercation is unknown.
The suspect in the killing rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, allegedly cased the store, looking for Mexicans to kill before he came back and unleashed a barrage of gunfire that left 22 people dead and more than two dozens injured, law enforcement officials told ABC News.The latest twist in the investigation of the mass shooting came just hours after doctors in El Paso confirmed that two more victims had died from bullet wounds suffered in the Saturday morning massacre — increasing the death toll to 22.
One of the victim’s in Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio is a Pittsburgh-area man.
Nicholas Cumer was a student at St. Francis University and graduated from Washington High School in 2012.Cumer was a graduate student in the Master of Cancer Care program and was in Dayton as part of his internship program with the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.
“We are heartbroken by the loss of our Nicholas in this senseless act on August 4,” according to a statement released from Cumer’s family. “As our family grieves, we ask for privacy at this time.”
President Trump on Sunday forcefully denounced two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying “hate has no place in our country.”
As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates — including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker — demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess to address gun violence. They did not elaborate on their legislative plans for such a special session.
Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump promised “we’re going to take care” of the problem. He said he’s been speaking to the attorney general, FBI director and members of Congress and will be making an additional statement Monday morning.
Ten people were killed early Sunday when gunfire broke out in Dayton, Ohio, according to police. The number of fatalities included the gunman, though how the unidentified shooter died was not immediately clear.
According to Dayton Police, some officers were in the area when shots rang out at 1:22 a.m. in the city’s Oregon District and “were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”
HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into Victoria Harbour on Saturday after a pro-democracy rally once again continued into the evening despite police warnings to stick to a short, pre-approved route.
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