Tag: Attacks on Police

Man Critically Hurt After Being Shot by Officers in Brooklyn, Police Say

A man who was released from prison last week was in critical condition late Tuesday after being shot multiple times by police officers who were on patrol in Brooklyn when they encountered him firing at a second man, the police said. The episode occurred just before 8 p.m. near Baltic and Hoyt Streets outside the […]

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14 Police Officers Killed in an Ambush in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen killed 14 police officers Monday after ambushing a convoy, federal officials said, in a bloody setback to the Mexican government’s efforts to curb the country’s spiraling violence. The attack, in a part of the state of Michoacán that drug gangs have battled over for decades, bore the hallmarks of the hyper-violent […]

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Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A married couple who appear to have been inspired by the Islamic State attacked Indonesia’s chief security minister, Wiranto, as he visited western Java on Thursday, the police said. Mr. Wiranto, 72, a former general who like many Indonesians uses one name, suffered two stab wounds to his stomach, said the national […]

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They Took Different Paths. They Died Together in the Bronx.

ImageCreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Brian Mulkeen, 33, had a fascination with heroes and loved action movies. It did not surprise his friends when he became a New York City police officer, in an aggressive plainclothes unit focused on getting guns off the street. Antonio Lavance Williams, 27, a cook and a father […]

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Hong Kong’s Hard-Core Protesters Take Justice Into Their Own Hands

HONG KONG — When protesters in Hong Kong this weekend came upon an older, shirtless man who was threatening a crowd, they pounded him to the ground with a stick. When a taxi swerved into a group of protesters nearby, some dragged the driver out and beat him until he was covered in blood. And […]

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In Hong Kong’s Crackdown on Protests, Face Mask Ban May Be the Start

HONG KONG — When Hong Kong’s leader invoked emergency powers to ban face masks during protests, she went to great lengths to explain that the city wasn’t in a state of emergency. Rather, she declared, after months of unrest, the city was in a “very critical state of public danger.” The message, and the ban […]

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N.Y.P.D. Officer’s Funeral Brings Commissioner and Comrades to Tears

MONROE, N.Y. — They came by the thousands — officers in ceremonial uniforms, officials in somber suits and navy dresses, friends, family members and strangers, dressed as much in grief as in actual fabric. They converged on a church in this small upstate town on Friday to mourn the untimely death of a young New […]

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Terrorism Motive Eyed in Paris Police Stabbing Attack

PARIS — French antiterrorism prosecutors on Friday took over the investigation into the killing of four people at Paris Police Headquarters, suggesting investigators were considering a possible terrorism motive. The exact reasons for the opening of a terrorism investigation were unclear, but it was likely to raise questions about whether the suspect — who worked […]

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Hong Kong Police, Seen as ‘Hounds After Rabbits,’ Face Rising Rage

HONG KONG — A woman was hit in the eye during a protest. Passengers were beaten on a subway train. A student was shot in the chest with a live round — and now is being charged with rioting. Each increase in the Hong Kong police’s use of force during the antigovernment protests has been […]

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Anger Grows in Hong Kong Over Shooting of Teenage Protester

HONG KONG — Raw anger was building in Hong Kong on Wednesday over the shooting of a teenage demonstrator a day earlier, the first such incident since antigovernment demonstrations began in the territory nearly four months ago. The shooting of the teenager came on a day of intense clashes across Hong Kong between protesters and […]

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Officer Killed in Struggle With Suspect Was Hit by ‘Friendly Fire’

A New York police officer killed on Sunday while attempting to question a man in the Bronx was shot by fellow officers in a tragic case of “friendly fire,” the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, said Monday. The death of Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, marked the second time in a year that an officer in […]

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Harris County Deputy Is Fatally Shot in Traffic Stop Near Houston

A sheriff’s deputy in Texas who was an observant Sikh and garnered national attention for gaining permission to wear a turban as part of his uniform, was shot and killed on Friday near Houston in what officials described as an ambush during a traffic stop. Maj. Mike Lee of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said […]

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In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades

HONG KONG – President Trump has called the pro-democracy protests here “riots,” and China has in effect denounced participants as terrorists. Yet even when chaos reigns during clashes with the police, protesters clean up litter from the battlefield. Medics stand by to assist those injured. Crowds part like the Red Sea to let ambulances through. […]

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Deadly Explosions Target Hamas Police Checkpoints in Gaza

GAZA — Two explosions that ripped through Hamas police checkpoints in Gaza City late Tuesday killed three police officers and wounded three civilians, security officials said on Wednesday, in an uncommon attack believed to have been carried by forces from within the territory. Hamas, the Islamist militant group that governs Gaza, has been mostly engaged […]

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Los Angeles Deputy Who Faked Sniper-Style Attack Could Face Charges

A young Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was standing outside his station in Lancaster, Calif., last week when, he said, two gunshots erupted from a nearby apartment building, one of the bullets grazing him in the shoulder. He was rushed to a hospital, and hundreds of law enforcement personnel embarked on a dayslong manhunt that […]

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How a Shooting Unnerved Philadelphia: ‘Our Collective Hearts Were in Our Throats’

PHILADELPHIA — Trapped in a bathroom on the second floor of a three-story Philadelphia rowhouse, the two police officers huddled together. They could hear the gunman roaming downstairs, shouting and shooting at them through the ceiling. The officers needed help. But sending more police into the home would be too dangerous. “You will possibly encounter […]

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