New Details In OSU Attack
Police at Ohio State University say they believe only one person carried out today’s attack at the university’s campus in Columbus. University police chief Craig Stone remarked today that the attacker drove up onto a curb and struck several pedestrians, and then started assaulting people with a butcher knife. The suspect was killed by a police officer. So far there’s no word on the motive behind the attack, but Stone said there’s no doubt it was done on purpose. Nine people were taken to the hospital. One of them is critically injured, while the others are in stable condition. Police say there is no indication of multiple suspects.
Disgruntled Employee Shoots Up Supermarket
An angry employee is suspected of shooting up a Hyattsville grocery store. Prince George’s County Police say someone shot at the Shoppers Food Warehouse in the 24-hundred block of Chillum Road around 5 o’clock this morning. Several windows were destroyed and the exterior sustained some damage, but no one was injured. No information has been released on the suspect.
Judge Says Roof Can Represent Himself
South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof will represent himself in his federal death penalty trial. A federal judge granted permission to Roof to represent himself this morning. Before granting his motion this morning, Judge Richard Gergel called Roof’s decision “unwise.” Jury selection is currently underway. Roof is standing trial for the deadly shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in June 2015. Nine people were killed. The 22-year-old Roof has been federally indicted on 33 counts related to the nine murders.
Metro SafeTrack Surge Number 11 Starts Today
Commuters in Falls Church should be prepared for longer Metro commutes for the next month. SafeTrack surge number 11 kicks off today on the Orange and Silver Lines. Trains will single-track between West Falls Church and East Falls Church until December 21st. WMATA advises riders to make alternate travel plans during the weekday rush hour as trains will only run every 20 minutes through the area.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.