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Christmas Rush Hour Shooting Spree Targeted Police in Capital City

The rampage attack on police began as guests arrived at a wedding ceremony in front a historic Christian church on State Street, and ended near a mosque. One officer was injured.

🔘 Shooting Spree targeted State and City Police

🔘 Homeland Security has declared the acts to be terrorism

Harrisburg, PA – This week’s attack that specifically targeted police officers during rush hour carried the hallmarks of ISIS inspired terrorism. The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating the Christmas time terror attack. Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty was a 51 year old Egyptian who returned to Pennsylvania from the Middle East just weeks ago. He was killed by police after committing a shooting spree throughout Harrisburg aimed at law enforcement officers.

The shooting spree began Friday during a wedding ceremony at a large Christian church on the 100 block of State Street as innocent bystanders ducked to the ground for cover. Moments later the shooting continued during rush hour at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in downtown Harrisburg when El-Mofty drove a car south on 3rd Street and shot at a Capitol Police vehicle near State Street. An officer was almost hit by the gunfire.

He continued to drive towards Market Street and opened gunfire on a State Police car traveling @5th & Market Streets. A female state trooper was grazed during the shooting. El-Mofty’s vehicle was eventually stopped at 17th & Mulberry Streets in Allison Hill where a large scale shootout ensued with Harrisburg Police. El-Mofty was armed with two 9mm handguns when he opened fire on police. Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty was then shot by Harrisburg Police when they returned fire. He died on the scene.

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Terrorist Shooting Spree in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Early reports mentioned a suspicious device that was spotted near his body, prompting the bomb squad to be called in. The package was eventually removed from the scene, and it was later described as insignificant by the District Attorney. It could be coincidental that the shootout occurred across the street from the Harrisburg Masjid.

17th & Mulberry, scene of final shootout with police
El-Mofty died after shootout with police @17th & Mulberry Streets

Local speculation suggests that this attack may be retaliation for the recent sentencing of Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz who was convicted of helping ISIS in Harrisburg.

The extent of Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty’s motive remains under FBI investigation. It is clear that he was directly targeting Police. The attack occurred 3 days before Christmas on the last busy weekday in the city prior to the holiday.

District Attorney Ed Marsico on scene with police

Press conference with Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico:

 

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ISIS Inspired Terrorism? Pre-Christmas Rush Hour Shooting Spree Targets Police in Capital City

🔘 Shooting Spree targeted State and City Police

🔘 Homeland Security has declared the acts to be terrorism

Harrisburg, PA – Happening 3 days before Christmas on the last busy weekday in the city prior to the holiday Monday, this week’s attack that specifically targeted police officers carried the hallmarks of ISIS inspired terrorism. The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating. Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty was a 51 year old Egyptian who returned to Pennsylvania from the Middle East just weeks ago. He was killed by police after going on a rampage shooting spree throughout Harrisburg aimed at law enforcement officers.

The shooting spree began Friday during rush hour in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in downtown Harrisburg when El-Mofty drove a car south on 3rd Street and shot at a Capitol Police vehicle near State Street. An officer was almost hit by the gunfire.

El-Mofty continued to drive towards Market Street and opened gunfire on a State Police car traveling @5th & Market Streets. A female state trooper was struck in the eye with glass during the shooting. He shot at and then chased the trooper’s vehicle to 17th & Mulberry Streets in Allison Hill where a large scale shootout ensued with Harrisburg Police. Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty opened fire on police and was then shot by Harrisburg Police when they returned fire. He died on the scene.

Police on scene after shootout @17th & Mulberry Streets

Early reports mentioned a suspicious device that was spotted near his body, prompting the bomb squad to be called in. The package was eventually removed from the scene, and it was later described as insignificant by the District Attorney. It could be coincidental that the shootout occurred across the street from the Harrisburg Masjid.

17th & Mulberry, scene of final shootout with police
El-Mofty died after shootout with police @17th & Mulberry Streets

Local speculation suggests that this attack may be retaliation for the recent sentencing of Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz who was convicted of helping ISIS in Harrisburg.

The extent of Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty’s motive remains under FBI investigation. It is clear that he was directly targeting Police. The attack occurred 3 days before Christmas on the last busy weekday in the city prior to the holiday.

District Attorney Ed Marsico on scene with police

Press conference with Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico:

 

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Harrisburg Police Ordered to Stand Down

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By: Sean M. Guay

Harrisburg, PA – You can ask any citizen around town, and they will tell you that crime is the number one most pressing issue in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Bottom Line.

“Officers were ordered not to make vehicle stops, due to the national media inflaming certain interactions between police and the community.” – Jennie Jenkins

Harrisburg100 has received an Exclusive press release from Mayoral Candidate Jennie Jenkins.

Jenkins Said:

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“The new police computer system is cumbersome. Because of this, officers are less inclined to take a report, especially near the end of a long shift, after several hours of work, and due to certain crimes being unsolvable. This is why it appears that crime is down. There is no time for reports.

Therefore the reporting to the FBI is flawed.

They are reporting only what they can respond too, and not on what is actually happening in the streets. That’s why people don’t believe the statistics.

Furthermore, officers were ordered not to make vehicle stops, due to the national media inflaming certain interactions between police and the community.”

Harrisburg Police were basically ordered to NOT do their jobs!

This problem is not exclusive to Harrisburg, it is part of a phenomenon surrounding police departments nationwide, as described by Sheriff David Clark Jr. in his new book, “Cop Under Fire.” Sheriff Clark explains how all over the country cops are ordered to stand down. While the leaders put cute hash tags out.

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This story was first reported by Harrisburg100 on Facebook.

The Endorsement

Thank you to Jennie Jenkins, for exposing the root of this computer problem during the first Mayoral Debate, last week, and today for this breaking news about HPD being ordered to stand down.

Jenkins, who is the most experienced candidate, as it relates to crime in the City of Harrisburg, issued this statement today in response to a weekend shooting, that was witnessed and reported by city councilman Ben Allatt on facebook. Local residents have expressed concerns that these shootings incidents often have no record of being reported in the police log.

likeAgJenkins is the only candidate who understands what the great officers of this city are up against, and is the only candidate that has an actionable plan to motivate and empower the citizens, also to Restore, Rebrand and Rebuild this great city.

 

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Harrisburg Not A Warzone? Mayor and Police Chief Disagree

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Update: Mayor Papenfuse Signature Fraud

By: Sean M. Guay

Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Papenfuse has defended the City of Harrisburg against the label of being called a ‘warzone’.

This warzone description first was used to reference the Sinkhole Disaster block of S. 14th Street, in 2014, and more recently it was used by Trump after his visit to the city in 2016.

Of President Trump visiting the city, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said: “I hope he will look around and understand that he needs to do more than rally his supporters. He needs to listen to and speak with those who didn’t vote for him.” – Washington Post

This statement was made as Mayor Papenfuse organized a counter-protest, specifically targeting the President of the United States of America.

It’s unfortunate that Mayor Papenfuse would make this stand against the President, at a time when the City of Harrisburg is still counting on the Federal Government for much needed disaster relief funding, as well as the fate of a proposed Federal Courthouse lingers under the hand of President Trump.

Now, Mayor Papenfuse has been referencing the statistics which he says support a reduction in reported crime. However it doesn’t feel that way in the streets, and does not align with the earlier sentiments of the Chief of Police in Harrisburg.

It is concerning that these statistics are complied based on data from a broken police computer system.

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In fact, it was the Chief of Police who himself described Harrisburg when he said it “looks like Beirut.” That was his statement regarding a 30 round shots-fired incident, resulting in one man injured, on the 1400 block of Market Street.

Some time has passed since that event, and our hats go off to the great work of the Harrisburg Police Department, however crime is running rampant in our streets, and the constant shots-fired after dark, and daytime shooting events can feel commonplace.

Today, while campaigning around the area of 15th & Calder, it was Harrisburg city councilman Ben Allatt, who experienced first hand the violent fouls of the drug trade that has run rampant in our city.

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It remains to be a discouraging fact that our police computer and reporting system is inadequate, as pointed out by Jennie Jenkins in the Mayoral Debate. This system was developed through a lowest bidder contract, and it has not satisfied the needs of the department.

Due to the shortcomings of this computer system, it is difficult to determine the accuracy of our city’s crime reporting.

In regards to the excessive neighborhood crime, Bruce P. Weber, Finance Director for The City of Harrisburg said: “Crime is down, but still too high, esp. as it relates to illegal drugs and guns.”

Bruce has recently become the most vocal supporter of Mayor Papenfuse and his ideologies.

He later attempted to clarify his crime facts by making a rather ambiguous statement about how the city hasn’t been able to find any solution the to the gun and drug problems that are plaguing our neighborhoods:

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In follow up commentary regarding the inadequacies of our police computer system, Bruce Weber elaborated on his earlier remarks by saying that in his opinion, “All data reported is true. The slow data throughput has nothing to do with the actual data reported.”

We continue to received conflicting messages from our leaders in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Today it was also Mayoral Candidate Anthony Harrell who was unhappy with recent public statements from the city Director.

Although we all have different perspectives, after the primary election we must come together for the common good of our city.

Update: It has since been reported that the shooting event, that was witnessed by Ben Allatt, was part of a larger domestic dispute incident.

 

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