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During School Shooting, Teen Unlocks Mosque for Students

17-year-old Duaa Ahmad stayed calm, acted quickly during chaos at Wisconsin high school

(Newser) - When students in an AP English class at a Wisconsin high school heard a gunshot Tuesday and the teacher yelled for the students to go, what followed was a complete state of confusion and chaos. One student, however, knew just what to do as she and her classmates at Oshkosh... More »

Work of 2 London Victims Ignites a New Debate

Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were working with prisoners when they were stabbed

(Newser) - The two people stabbed to death near London Bridge last week have been identified, and their life stories are adding an unexpected wrinkle to the post-attack debate. Both were Cambridge graduates in their 20s who were attending a forum designed to rehabilitate prisoners. Their attacker was at the same forum—... More »

Fire Extinguisher, Giant Tusk Used on London Bridge Suspect

Deceased attacker IDed as 28-year-old Usman Khan, convicted in 2012 on terrorism charges

(Newser) - After Friday's stabbing attack at London Bridge that killed two, a name for the also-deceased suspect: Usman Khan, a 28-year-old who'd been convicted in 2012 on terrorism offenses, per CNN . The news outlet reports that Khan, originally hailing from Pakistan, was nabbed in a counterterrorism sweep in London... More »

Bystanders Tackled Suspect With Knife on London Bridge

Cops: He wore fake bomb vest, stabbed 2 people to death before being shot by police

(Newser) - A man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people in London Friday in what police are treating as a terrorist attack before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge, police and the city’s mayor said. The BBC reports that... More »

Ex-German President's Son Stabbed to Death During Speech

Richard von Weizsaecker's son Fritz, 59, was killed at hospital where he was a head physician

(Newser) - The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker, one of the country's most popular leaders, was stabbed to death while giving a lecture at a Berlin hospital where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday. A 57-year-old German man is in custody after he leaped from... More »

Cops: After Court Escape, Drug Suspect Shoots Wife, Self

American and his wife hoped to make it to Cambodia before capture in Thailand, police say

(Newser) - An American man is accused of stabbing a police officer in order to escape from a Thai court before shooting his wife and himself as authorities closed in. As of Thursday, Bart Allen Helmus and his Thai wife, Sirinapa Wisetrit, were both in serious condition in a hospital’s intensive... More »

Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong

Junius Ho was linked to subway attack

(Newser) - An anti-government supporter stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was campaigning for local elections Wednesday, police said, marking another escalation in five months of protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The government condemned the attack against Junius Ho and said police arrested the assailant,... More »

A Guy Just Died in Fight Over a Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Altercation started in line at Maryland restaurant

(Newser) - Popeyes' wildly popular chicken sandwich has returned—and a fight over it cost a man his life Monday night. Police say the victim was fatally stabbed after an altercation that began when a man cut in front of somebody else in a line for the sandwiches at a Popeyes in... More »

'Slender Man' Stabbing Victim: They Tricked Me With Hide-and-Seek

Payton Leutner, 17, is doing much better now

(Newser) - Payton Leutner has no desire to talk to the former best friend who stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead in the woods. But if she did, "I would probably, initially thank her," the 17-year-old tells David Muir in what ABC News reports is her first... More »

Cops: Teens Watched, Took Video as Boy Was Murdered

'Kids stood here and didn’t help Khaseen'

(Newser) - As a 16-year-old boy was murdered in front of a strip mall in Long Island, dozens of other teens were recording video on their phones instead of trying to help him, police say. A group of teens had "pre-arranged" a fight after school in Oceanside, around 30 miles east... More »

4 'Heroes,' Milk Crate Take Down Stabbing Suspect

1 dead, 1 injured following Tuesday's chaotic scene in Sydney

(Newser) - Two women were stabbed—one fatally—in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, before a male suspect was tackled by "the highest order of heroes." Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said four men chased a man seen with a butcher knife in the city center around 2pm local time before apprehending... More »

Cops: He Walked Out of a 7-Eleven, Covered in Blood

Zachary Castaneda allegedly killed 4, injured 2

(Newser) - The suspect in a Southern California stabbing rampage that left four people dead and two injured pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, attempted murder, and other counts. Zachary Castaneda was arraigned in his jail cell instead of court after refusing to leave his jail cell, Orange County District Attorney Todd... More »

'Robbery, Hate, Homicide': 4 Killed in Calif. Stabbings

'This guy was full of anger,' police say

(Newser) - A man killed four people and wounded two in a string of robberies and stabbings in California's Orange County before he was arrested, police said Wednesday. The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and dropped a knife and a... More »

They Said He Died Naturally. The Funeral Home Said Otherwise

Georgia man was actually stabbed to death

(Newser) - "It was too much blood." That was the initial assessment of Michelle Smalls, the sister of Ray Neal, a 61-year-old Georgia man found dead over the weekend. A Gwinnett County medical examiner's investigator determined he died of natural causes. But it turns out the suspicions of Smalls... More »

Deemed Too Old, He Was Released. Then He Killed Again

Albert Flick convicted of murdering woman as her twin children watched

(Newser) - A man who served decades in prison for fatally stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted Wednesday in a nearly identical crime—stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched. Albert Flick, 77, who was previously deemed too old to be... More »

He Played Rap Music in His Car. A Man Nearby Felt 'Unsafe'

Cops: Michael Paul Adams says he fatally stabbed 17-year-old whose music scared him

(Newser) - By Michael Paul Adams' own words, cops say, 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin didn't say or do anything threatening to the 27-year-old man in a Peoria, Ariz., convenience store on July 4: It was simply the rap music Elijah was listening to in the parking lot that prompted Adams to suddenly... More »

Stabbing Causes Stampede at Chicago Fireworks

Police say 16 people were injured

(Newser) - Chicago police say a fight at the annual fireworks show at Navy Pier caused panic that injured more than a dozen people. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says three people were stabbed during a fight that followed the Fourth of July display, which draws thousands of people to the Lake... More »

In Japan, Trump Responds to Horrific Attack There

'All Americans stand with the people of Japan,' he says after children are stabbed

(Newser) - The final morning of President Trump's visit to Japan was overshadowed by a horrific attack on schoolchildren near Tokyo . The president offered his condolences during a Tuesday morning appearance with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the AP reports. "I want to take a moment to send our prayers and... More »

No One Would Testify Against Appalachian Trail Suspect

Sheriff said hikers didn't want to leave the trail to go to court

(Newser) - Ronald Sanchez suffered from PTSD and major depression after years of military service, including three deployments in Iraq, but the 43-year-old Army veteran took to the outdoors to deal with the stress. It was during one of those outdoor activities when the Oklahoma man's life came to a tragic... More »

Cops: Actor Stabs 2 While Filming School Project

Attempted murder charges follow attack at U of Hartford

(Newser) - A University of Hartford drama student told police he was too "into his character" when he allegedly stabbed two people while re-creating a scene from The Butterfly Effect. "My emotions got the best of me" was actually Jake Wascher's second explainer, per a police report. It describes... More »

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