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Police Officer Shot During Standoff in #MountVernon, Suspect Now in Custody

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The suspect who shot a Mount Vernon police officer Thursday night is now in custody, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Police and other law enforcement officers converged at the scene of the shooting, which has become a standoff with hostages. The suspect continued to fire shots at least as late as 10:00 p.m.

Mount Vernon Police officers initially responded to a domestic disturbance where a man was shot around 5:30 p.m. near Laventure Road and Fir Street, according to the State Patrol.

When they arrived they made contact with the suspected shooter, who then barricaded himself inside a home and began shooting at officers, said Sgt. Keith Leary.

A Mount Vernon police officer, 61, was shot in the head and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital. Sgt. Leary said the officer was conscious and alert . He was then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The officer underwent surgery and was said to be in serious, but stable condition early Friday morning. Officials said he is a 30-year veteran of the force.

[Read the developing story here, at KOMO]

Police and other law enforcement officers converged at the scene of the shooting, which has become a standoff with hostages. The suspect continued to fire shots at least as late as 10:00 p.m.

“There was bang ban bang. I had the kids go in the floor and don’t really see much,” said Maria Zendejas, who lives nearby. “I’m just shaken up with everything that’s going on. Poor officer is down. You wouldn’t think there’s something going on especially just three, four houses down from mine.”

Sgt. Leary said they believed there were several hostages being held by the gunman inside the home.

The first man who was shot went to a neighbor’s house for help and was taken to a hospital.

Police arrived, and the officer was shot. The officer was described as being conscious and alert at the scene before being taken to a hospital.

Hostage negotiators have made some kind of contact with the home. Read the rest of this entry »

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[VIDEO] New Footage Shows French Police in Shootout with Suspect in St.Denis


[VIDEO] DEVELOPING: Explosions and Heavy Gunfire in North Paris as Elite Police Hunt Attacker; Officers Reported Injured

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‘Police Intervention’: Public Transportation Has Been Blocked in the Region

Reuters reports: Shots rang out in the Saint Denis area of northern Paris early on Wednesday as special police forces launched an operation to catch one of the suspects from Friday night’s shooting in the French capital, TV stations BFMTV and iTele both reported.

BFMTV said some police had been wounded during the operation….

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MORE: Keiligh Baker for MailOnline reports:

‘Heavy gunfire’ has broken out in a northern suburb of Paris during an anti-terrorist police operation, just five days after the worst terrorist attacks in French history killed 129 people in the capital.

Shots are being exchanged in the large police operation in Saint-Denis which began in the early hours of this morning. A special armed response unit is taking part in the raid and at least one police officer has been hurt,

Reports indicate ‘two or three men’ have barricaded themselves into an apartment in the centre of the suburb, which is currently surrounded by dozens of police cars with a police helicopter overhead.

There was an exchange of gunfire during the operation in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis in the early hours of this morning. Fire fighters said one person was ‘lightly’ injured during the raid

French media reports the raid is part of an ongoing operation to catch the ninth suspect involved in Friday night’s terror attacks in the French capital, who is thought to be on the run.

Fire fighters initally said one person was lightly injured, but French TV stations BFMTV and iTele both reported ‘several’ police officers had been wounded during the operation.

The suburb of St Denis is where the Stade de France, one of the targets of Friday’s attacks, is located. On Friday three suicide bombers blew themselves up during a friendly football match.

A police official says there have been exchanges of gunfire and special SWAT teams are on the scene.

Police have blocked off Place Jean Jaurès in Saint Denis, just north of Paris.

French authorities have said they are searching for at least two people involved in last Friday’s attacks, which killed at least 129 people and seven terrorists. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Not a Drum Solo: Footage Shows Moment Shooting Starts in Bataclan Theatre 

Footage shot by Seb Snow shows the moment the Eagles of Death Metal concert was interrupted by shooting on Friday evening in Paris. The concert hall was the scene of one of several terror attacks to take place across the city on Friday during which a total of 129 people were killed – 89 of whom had been attending the concert at the Bataclan theatre.


Police Arrest Teen Who Opened Fire on Ferguson Rally

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[VIDEO] Shooting at The Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, During ‘Trainwreck’ Screening, Shooter Reported Dead

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The Grand Theatre is a ‘Gun Free Zone’.

Two people are reportedly dead and at least six people have been injured after a shooting occurred inside a screening of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“We think the shooter is dead,” police chief Jim Craft told reporters during a press conference. “It really is a chaotic scene…

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(KADN) — myarklamiss.com reports: What we know now is that an unidentified person went into the Grand Theatre on Johnston street in Lafayette and opened fire. It’s unclear right now where in the building the shooting took place.

What we do know is there are at least 6 people injured and sources are confirming that the shooter is dead. State police say that there was an “active shooter” and it is now over.

Two people are confirmed dead including the shooter. Shooting was inside of a theatre. It is worth noting that The Grand Theatre is a “Gun Free Zone”.

Police are currently checking the theatre and parking lot for explosives.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.  Read full story here.

Developing…

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From Associated Press updating coverage:

Lafayette police Chief Jim Craft says the death toll in the movie theater shooting has increased to three.

Craft said at a news conference that seven victims were wounded and their injuries ranged from not life-threatening to critical.

Authorities have not released the identity of the gunman but say the 58-year-old white man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Read the rest of this entry »