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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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String of Armed Robberies in Midtown Harrisburg

Update: 2 Armed Robbers arrested in separate incidents

Harrisburg, PA – After a bank robbery was reported at 3rd & Reily Streets earlier this week, a string of armed robberies has haunted neighbors in the Midtown section of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The bank robbery was committed by a known suspect, however no further information has been made public by the Harrisburg or State Police about the armed robberies this weekend.

Friday night at 5:33 pm, robbery with threat of immediate serious injury was reported at Penn & Reily Streets. Harrisburg and State Police responded Friday evening and several locations were being investigated in the nearby area, as well as an overall heavy police presence being reported throughout the Engleton section of Midtown in the early evening hours of Friday.

An eyewitness found themselves directly involved in the police activity when riding with their family in a vehicle near 2nd & Kelker Streets. They were struck by a suspect’s car who was fleeing State Police. There were no serious injuries in the crash. It was later revealed that the suspect, who was quickly apprehended by police at the scene, was wanted for homicide.

The Police activity was also reported Friday evening on Green Street by a resident who published a post on Facebook.

Police responded on Saturday in the area of the laundromat at 2nd & Calder Streets, and reportedly a group was dispersed from loitering there.

💯 In recent weeks other robberies have been reported in Midtown at Green & Hamilton, and on Capitol & Verbeke Streets.

💯 Another attempted robbery was reported at 11pm on 12/16/2017, Saturday night at Al’s Cafe on Susquehanna and Verbeke Streets.

💯 Police have been searching for a suspect in a string of armed robberies using a knife in and around Harrisburg. The incidents may be unrelated.

💯 Overnight Thursday near 2300 4th Street, just a few blocks north of Midtown, a victim was shot in an uptown home after answering a knock at the door.

💯 On twitter, a citizen reports hearsay of a shooting overnight Saturday in Harrisburg.

Will Harrisburg, PA Host Museum of Confederate Monuments that are Removed from Southern Cities?

The proposed ‘Rise of Camp Curtin’ has sparked a controversial debate about the future relocation of confederate monuments.

In response to the recent removal of confederate monuments, a new idea is being entertained for the future of historic monuments in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Lewis Butts On Removing Historic Civil War Monuments:

“It’s actually wrong to remove the historical monuments, because it erases identity.

It results in a disservice to society, since people won’t realize how far they have progressed.

If all memories are washed away, we will never acknowledge the existence of our realities.

In Camp Curtin, we plan to resurrect its rich history, and the economic development of the distressed neighborhood.”

 

Butts has faced opposition from his political opponent, Mayor Eric Papenfuse who has formed the resistance in Harrisburg against Civil War history that highlights African-Americans.

In a press release today, Lewis Butts alludes to the rise of Camp Curtin and his dissatisfaction with Harrisburg current Mayor.

“My objective is to smash Papenfuse… tear him down like a Confederate Monument… The Rise Of Camp Curtin”

The debate continues as one response suggested confederate monuments are inappropriate in Harrisburg, PA, and a more suitable location may be the the Capital’s West Shore, or Gettysburg, PA.

Lewis Butts recently called into M.O.A.B. Radio, when he publicly disavowed AntiFA, and he advocated for the preservation of Civil War History.


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$1 million in marijuana found in brand new Ford Fusion

Drugs were found in 15 cars in four counties in Ohio, and a couple even surfaced in Pennsylvania, a DEA official said

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Word on the street is the new Ford Fusions are dope—but not in the way you think.

Authorities are looking into how marijuana worth $1 million was hidden in the trunks of brand new, Mexican-made Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio, according to Silverio Balzano, agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Youngstown office.

The cars were manufactured at the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and were shipped by rail into a CSX yard in Lordstown, Ohio, Balzano said.

Now, investigators are trying to discover where along the supply line the marijuana was packed into the cars—and who failed to retrieve it.

“Clearly, something went wrong,” Balzano said. “Generally speaking, they could take it off anywhere else along the way.”

A dealership in Youngstown gradually discovered the marijuana between July 7 and July 11, Balzano said, packed in the shape of half-moons and placed into the wheel wells for the vehicles’ spare tires.

Each of the wheels weighed approximately 14.5 kilos, or nearly 32 pounds. In total, marijuana was found in 15 cars in four counties in Ohio, Balzano said, and a couple even surfaced in Pennsylvania.

Balzano said this was not the first he’s heard of marijuana hidden in cars shipped from Mexico.

“This is the first time I’ve seen it locally,” he said, but similar seizures were made earlier this year in Minnesota and the Phoenix area.

“We’re aware of the situation and are taking it very seriously,” a Ford Motor Company spokesman said Saturday. “We are working with the FBI and Customs on an extensive investigation. We have confirmed that this is not happening at our plant or at our internal shipping yards.”

A CSX spokesman could not be reached for comment.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force is working with the DEA in the investigation.

Pennsylvania Residents Protest Romanian Immigrants ‘Defecating and Killing Chickens’ in Public

A group of reportedly undocumented Romanian immigrants have caused controversy for residents in a Pennsylvania town, who say their new neighbors are defecating on the streets and publicly beheading chickens.

“What I’ve seen is men and children — never usually the women — the men and the children dropping their pants in the middle of the street, defecating, pulling their pants up and going on their way,” resident Dawne Roberts told Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News.

Another resident reported littering and rampant speeding. Now, more than 600 California, Pa, residents have signed a petition demanding that the Romanian immigrants cease their destructive behavior.

Town official and borough administrator Dr. Richard Martin said the immigrants were relocated to his town, without warning, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as part of a program called Alternative to Detention.

The program, Dr. Martin said, requires that town residents must participate in an orientation “about who these folks (the Romanian immigrants) are, why they’re here, Basically, we need to come together as a community and work through the issues.”

Another town resident stress that their concern and frustration has nothing to do with race and everything to do with safety.

“Race, origin, that doesn’t matter,” one resident told local reporters. “We’re concerned about the safety of our town and our residents.”

Some of the Romanian immigrants said they enjoy living in the small town and said he has been treated well by his new neighbors.

“People here have been nice to us,” the man told the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. “We say ‘Hello, good morning,’ and they tell the same back to us.”