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Terrorism

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NOLA.comBy The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre described Sunday how he and other terrorized worshippers concealed themselves in a supply closet as the gunman stepped over the body of a man he had just shot and killed, entered their darkened hiding spot and looked around."I can't say anything, and I'm barely breathing," recalled Barry Werber, 76, in an interview with The Associated Press. "He didn't see us, thank God."The gunman, Robert Gregory Bowers, opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons during worship services inside Tree of Life Synagogue, killing eight men and three women before a tactical police team tracked him down and shot him, according to state and federal affidavits made public on Sunday. He expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and later told police that "all these Jews need to die," authorities said.Six people were injured in the attack,...

Cesar Sayoc, mail bombing suspect, arrested in Florida

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By Jennifer Earl | Fox News A suspect who terrorized prominent Democratic political figures across the nation with suspicious packages containing “potentially destructive devices” was arrested Friday morning, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News. The person in custody was revealed to be Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old who lived in Aventura, Florida. Photos of what many claimed to be Sayoc's white van surfaced on live television, as officials put a tarp over it and transported it, and later, in more detail, online. The van, which was parked in a Plantation, Florida, neighborhood, appeared to be covered in stickers and photos of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, in addition to other stickers about politics and soccer. Sayoc was arrested at an auto parts store in Plantation.The arrest comes days after a coast-to-coast manhunt for the culprit behind what appeared to be a mail bombing campaign. More details...
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Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsUtah Man Charged in Seven-Count Federal Indictment with Threat to Use a Biological Toxin as a WeaponA federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned a seven-count indictment Thursday morning charging William Clyde Allen, III, age 39, of Logan, Utah, in connection with ricin-related threats.  The indictment alleges he knowingly threatened to use a biological agent and toxin, specifically ricin, as a weapon. Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, U.S. Attorney John W. Huber of Utah, Special Agent in Charge Eric K. Barnhart of the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office, Special Agent in Charge John Gullickson of the U.S. Secret Service’s Denver Field Office, and U.S. Postal Inspector Jared D. Bingham, Team Leader in Salt Lake City, announced the indictment.The indictment also charges Allen with one count of mailing a threat against the President and five...

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Prosecutors released new surveillance footage of the May gun attack on the Trump National Doral Miami hotel. The suspected gunman, Jonathan Oddi, is still awaiting trial. ...
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FOX 10 Phoenix WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order as early as Thursday sending 800 or more troops to the southern border to support the Border Patrol.Mattis is responding to a request from President Donald Trump, who says he's "bringing out the military" to address what he's calling a national emergency at the border.The U.S. official was not authorized to speak publicly because the details had not yet been finalized and spoke on condition of anonymity. The additional troops are to provide what one official described as logistical support to the Border Patrol. This would include a variety of things such as vehicles, tents and equipment.There already are about 2,000 National Guard troops assisting at the border under a previous Pentagon arrangement. Read more: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/troops-headed-to-the-us-mexico-border...