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He Died a Hero in Portland, Then Someone Stole His Ring

Police release video, pics of man they think stole Rick Best's ring, backpack

(Newser) - Rick Best was a dad, Army vet, and employee of the city of Portland, Ore., who had his life snatched away last Friday on a MAX train there after he stepped in to defend two Muslim teens. But that wasn't all that was taken from the 53-year-old, police say:... More »

Portland Suspect: 'You Call It Terrorism, I Call It Patriotism'

Victim Micah Fletcher is focused on healing

(Newser) - "I got stabbed in the neck on my way to work, randomly, by a stranger I don't know, for trying to just be a nice person," says Micah Fletcher. "I don't know what to do after that." In one of his first interviews since... More »

Meet the Heroes Who Died Defending Girls in Portland

Ricky Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche are dead; another recuperating

(Newser) - New details are emerging about the three victims of Friday’s stabbing attack in Portland, two of whom died. People reports that Ricky John Best, 53, was killed at the scene of the attack while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died later at the hospital. Police say a third victim, 21-year-old... More »

London Teen Admits Killing American Tourist

He was suffering 'acute' episode of schizophrenia, lawyer says

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man has admitted killing an American tourist and wounding five other people during a stabbing rampage in London last year. Zakaria Bulhan, a Somali-Norwegian who moved to Britain as a child, had been charged with murder and attempted murder but a court accepted his guilty pleas to manslaughter... More »

Police Arrest Elderly Suspect in 51-Year-Old Murder

78-year-old man suspected in murder of Elsie Frost in the UK

(Newser) - When 14-year-old Elsie Frost was found dying of multiple stab wounds in a tunnel under a West Yorkshire train overpass in October of 1965, the news of her vicious murder "caused widespread shock and revulsion" across England, reports the Telegraph . But in spite of police questioning 12,000 men,... More »

Melee in Boston's Theater District Leaves 7 Injured

Victims stabbed by knives, bottles

(Newser) - Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Bernard O'Rourke, police superintendent of the bureau of field services, said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15am Sunday in the... More »

Mall Attacker Was 'Most Assimilated Kid in Neighborhood'

Dahir Adan worked as a security guard

(Newser) - He was a recent college student with an interest in computers who had worked part time as a private security guard. He was said to be an honor student in high school. And he had nothing more than a minor traffic citation on his record. But on Saturday, for reasons... More »

Killer Films Self With 3-Year-Old Hostage

Attack outside Paris called 'abject terrorist attack'

(Newser) - French authorities are calling it an "abject terrorist attack"—the first confirmed one since last November's bloodshed. On Monday night, a 42-year-old deputy police chief was stabbed to death outside his home in Magnanville, outside Paris, by an attacker who then entered the home and took the... More »

Paris Train Hero May Have Been Defending Woman When Stabbed

Witnesses discuss the attack

(Newser) - The Paris train hero who was stabbed outside a Sacramento bar Thursday may have been trying to defend a woman at the time. A worker at a nearby liquor store who witnessed the fight tells CBS Sacramento that Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who foiled a terror attack... More »

Cops: Teen 'Spontaneously' Gave Up Murder Plans

Investigator expects to find knives, swords, machetes in Broken Arrow home

(Newser) - One of two Oklahoma brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings told police that plans for the attack were on a USB flash drive in a bedroom of the family's home in Broken Arrow, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed yesterday... More »

Boy's Dying 911 Call May Have Saved at Least 2 Lives

Sister who survived stabbing spree identifies 2 brothers as assailants

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl who survived a stabbing attack that killed her parents and three of her siblings identified two brothers as the assailants, say police. Robert Bever, 18, and his unnamed 16-year-old brother are in custody, but authorities say they still have no idea what prompted the murder spree in... More »

Woman Whose Baby Was Cut From Womb Leaves Hospital

Michelle Wilkins is in a safe place, family says

(Newser) - The Colorado woman who survived the horror of having her baby cut out of her womb by an attacker with a kitchen knife is out of the hospital and on the "long journey towards recovery and spiritual reconciliation," her family says. Relatives say Michelle Wilkins, 26, is now... More »

Before Baby Cut Out of Womb, a Troubling Post

Bereavement doula who read it wonders if tragedy could have been prevented

(Newser) - In January, a bereavement doula read a troubling post on a Facebook page for breastfeeding mothers. "I have a friend whose wife is pregnant and he confided in my fiancé that she refuses to go to the doctor. Her whole pregnancy has been sketchy," the person wrote. "... More »

Man Stabs Co-Worker Over ... Meatballs

Assailant fled the scene, charges are pending

(Newser) - Don't touch a man's meatballs—that's the lesson a Maryland man learned last week when he pilfered his co-worker's lunch, the Baltimore Sun reports. It all started when a male employee of an unnamed business in Fallston took a single meatball from another man's lunch.... More »

Girl in 'Slender Man' Attack Out of Hospital

'I wanted to live,' says 12-year-old stabbed 19 times

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl who got stabbed 19 times , allegedly by two friends said to be obsessed with the fictional "Slender Man" monster, is back home again, reports NBC News . The girl got released from a hospital in Waukesha, Wisconsin, about a week after the attack, and her parents issued... More »

Man Randomly Stabs 2 Kids in NYC Elevator

And he's still at large

(Newser) - A 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were on their way to grab Icees around 6pm yesterday when a man with a butcher knife brutally stabbed them both in the elevator of their Brooklyn housing project, according to police. The man pulled out the knife after telling the children to... More »

6 Hurt in Latest Knife Attack at Chinese Station

Third in recent months; motive unclear

(Newser) - China has been hit with yet another train-station slashing, with multiple attackers wounding six people this morning. It's the third such incident in less than three months, the AP notes; just last week, three were killed at a station in Xinjiang province. Neither the attackers nor their cause has... More »

3 Dead, 79 Hurt in China Terror Attack

President calls for 'decisive actions' against terrorists as Uighurs are blamed

(Newser) - It was a scene of terror at a railway station in the Chinese city of Urumqi last night. At least two bombs—believed to be inside some luggage—went off in the Xinjiang region's capital while a large group of knife-wielding attackers swarmed. "Some people were chopping others... More »

Stabbing Suspect: 'I Have More People to Kill'

Alex Hribal faces new charges in criminal complaint

(Newser) - "My work is not done, I have more people to kill." That's what Alex Hribal, 16, said after allegedly stabbing 21 at his Pittsburgh-area high school and being tackled by a vice principal, according to a new criminal complaint. The complaint details new charges against Hribal, who... More »

Before Stabbing Spree, 2 Threatening Calls Made

Documents: Caller told 2 teen boys he would 'f--- them up'

(Newser) - Before the stabbings at a Pittsburgh-area high school last week, two students at the school received threatening phone calls and messages, according to newly released court documents. Stabbing suspect Alex Hribal is believed to have been behind the calls , the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. One teen boy who received the messages... More »

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