DC transit police shoot man in subway

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DC transit police shoot man in subway

Shooting reported in Metro system, police say. Metro, which did not immediately respond to requests for information, said on Twitter that trains were single-tracking from Eastern Market to Stadium Armory due to “police activity” at Potomac Avenue, the Blue, Orange, and Silver Line station in between those two. An unidentified person was killed Thursday night after an officer-involved shooting inside a tunnel near the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Southeast Washington, D.C., transit police said. The incident was first reported as an unauthorized person on the tracks near Potomac Avenue, after which a police-involved shooting occurred at approximately 9:10 p.m. ...

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Ferguson keeps calm night after shooting of police officers

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Ferguson keeps calm night after shooting of police officers

6 Q’s About the News | ‘Ambush’ Seen in Shooting of 2 Police Officers in Ferguson. FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered a sweeping manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the centre of a national debate over race and policing. In “2 Police Officers Shot in Ferguson ‘Ambush’ Are Released From Hospital,” John Eligon and Richard Pérez-Peña report on more violence in Ferguson, Mo. The most powerful image in Ferguson on Thursday night was not the handful of protestors, surrounded by twice as many camera crews, in the parking lot opposite Ferguson Police station. Louis County Police ...

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Police say Oregon woman self-immolated, crashed car and jumped off bridge

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Police say Oregon woman self-immolated, crashed car and jumped off bridge

Oregon woman set herself on fire, crashed car, removed clothes and jumped off bridge: cops. Police in Oregon say an apparently suicidal woman was being treated for critical injuries after she intentionally set herself on fire, crashed her car into a guardrail, and jumped 40 feet off a bridge Thursday. A 911 caller reported Thursday afternoon that a car appeared to be on fire from the inside, with the woman at the wheel driving recklessly, The Register-Guard newspaper (http://is.gd/ZBElBA ) reported. After the car crashed into a bridge guardrail, witnesses told police the woman jumped out — on fire — and began taking her clothes off as she ran to the edge of the span. Truck drivers tried ...

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Calm Prevails in Ferguson After Shooting of Police Officers

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Calm Prevails in Ferguson After Shooting of Police Officers

Following police shootings, a night of peaceful protests in Ferguson. Two officers shot amid protests in a Missouri city that has become a symbol of tensions between police and African Americans were released from the hospital Thursday as officials and activists sought to tamp down tensions. FERGUSON, MO – After a tense day here as law enforcement hunted for a suspect who shot and wounded two police officers, the night ended on Thursday without any notable clashes between police officers and the anti-police brutality protesters who have demonstrated for the last seven months. Louis-area police officers were wounded by gunfire less than 24 hours earlier, police and protesters engaged in a long ...

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Ruling on Cleveland Police Shooting Could Come at Hearing

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Ruling on Cleveland Police Shooting Could Come at Hearing

Attorneys: Cleveland Officer Lawfully Fired Final Shots. CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge could rule at a hearing Friday whether grand jury testimony used to indict a Cleveland police officer in the deaths of two unarmed suspects was tainted and whether the case should proceed to trial. A motion filed Tuesday asks a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge in Cleveland to dismiss two voluntary manslaughter charges against 30-year-old Michael Brelo. The attorneys argue that Brelo is immune from prosecution because he believed his life was in danger when he jumped on the hood of the suspects’ car and fired as many as 15 rounds through the windshield. ...

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Police: Oregon driver sets herself on fire, jumps off bridge

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Police: Oregon driver sets herself on fire, jumps off bridge

Oregon woman set herself on fire, crashed car, removed clothes and jumped off bridge: cops. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 39-year-old female driver apparently set herself on fire, crashed her car on a bridge and jumped 40 feet to a park below, Eugene police said Thursday. A 911 caller reported Thursday afternoon that a car appeared to be on fire from the inside, with the woman at the wheel driving recklessly, The Register-Guard newspaper (http://is.gd/ZBElBA ) reported. After the car crashed into a bridge guardrail, witnesses told police the woman jumped out — on fire — and began taking her clothes off as she ran to the edge of the span. Truck drivers tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers ...

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Latest on Ferguson: Protest Outside Police Station Disbands

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Latest on Ferguson: Protest Outside Police Station Disbands

Police, activists try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson. FERGUSON — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists today (March 13, morning, Singapore time) sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said they could have easily been killed and called the attack “an ambush”. Several people were taken in for questioning after a SWAT team converged on a Ferguson home near the shooting site, but they were later released, and no arrests were made. The attack also ...

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Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DC

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Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DC

Shooting reported in Metro system, police say. Metro, which did not immediately respond to requests for information, said on Twitter that trains were single-tracking from Eastern Market to Stadium Armory due to “police activity” at Potomac Avenue, the Blue, Orange, and Silver Line station in between those two. ...

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Obama says ‘no excuse’ for shooting of police in Ferguson during ‘Kimmel …

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Obama says ‘no excuse’ for shooting of police in Ferguson during ‘Kimmel …

Barack Obama Banters With Jimmy Kimmel About Life In The White House, Ferguson. After enduring the routine — in which celebrities read hostile Twitter comments about themselves — Obama told Kimmel, “You should see what the Senate says about me.” The president also joked about the perks and restrictions he faces, revealing that he’s not allowed to use cellphones that have recorders in them. (Hence his ever-present BlackBerry.) He also noted that he can visit the dentist in the White House basement but doesn’t text and can’t drive. President Barack Obama doesn’t send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn’t allowed to have a smart phone that ...

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Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DC

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Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DC

Shooting reported in Metro system, police say. Metro, which did not immediately respond to requests for information, said on Twitter that trains were single-tracking from Eastern Market to Stadium Armory due to “police activity” at Potomac Avenue, the Blue, Orange, and Silver Line station in between those two. ...

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