Amsterdam stabbing suspect had 'terrorist' motive, officials say

Amsterdam stabbing suspect had 'terrorist' motive, officials sayAn Afghan man shot by police at Amsterdam’s central station on Friday after stabbing two American tourists had a “terrorist” motive, city officials said on Saturday. The suspect, who was identified as a 19-year-old Afghan with a German residence permit, was questioned on Saturday in hospital where he was being treated for gunshot wounds to his lower body. “First statements made by the suspect indicate he had a terrorist motive,” Amsterdam city council said in a statement.


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Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting

Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting(Reuters) – Police searched on Monday for a motive in the third mass shooting in Florida in two years, which left two people dead and 11 wounded in Jacksonville, before the gunman killed himself at a video game tournament. Witnesses told local media that the gunman, identified by police as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was a disgruntled gamer, angry because he lost Sunday’s tournament. It was not clear if he knew his victims.


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FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker stole plane and crashed it

FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker stole plane and crashed itA Horizon Air ground service agent got into a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on Friday night in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took off, Horizon sister carrier Alaska Airlines said. Citing co-workers and relatives, local news media named the man as Richard Russell of Sumner, Washington. “There were some maneuvers that were done that were incredible maneuvers with the aircraft,” Beck said.


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Motive unknown for Las Vegas concert shooting as police probe ends

Motive unknown for Las Vegas concert shooting as police probe endsClark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock, 64, acted alone and there was no evidence he had been “radicalized” or was part of any wider conspiracy. “What we have been able to answer are the questions of who, what, when, where and how,” Lombardo said as he released the 187-page police report into the October 1, 2017 shooting. “What we have not been able to definitively answer is the why Stephen Paddock committed this act,” the sheriff said.


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No clear motive found for 2017 Las Vegas massacre: sheriff

No clear motive found for 2017 Las Vegas massacre: sheriff(Reuters) – Police have uncovered no clear motive for the gunman who killed 58 people at outdoor concert in Las Vegas last year, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a sheriff said on Friday. Stephen Paddock, 64, a retired real estate investor, poured gunfire from a sniper’s nest in his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay hotel suite into a crowd of more than 20,000 people attending a music festival in October 2017, then killed himself before police stormed his room. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo said law enforcement can answer questions as to where, when and how Paddock operated, but had been unable to uncover his exact motive.


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Motive unknown for deadly Las Vegas concert shooting: sheriff

Motive unknown for deadly Las Vegas concert shooting: sheriffNo motive has yet been determined for last year’s massacre of 58 people at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, officials said Friday. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant, acted alone but the authorities do not know why he carried out the attack. “What we have not been able to definitively answer is the ‘why’ Stephen Paddock committed this act,” Lombardo told a press conference as he released the final police report into the shooting.


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Toronto gunman identified, police seek motive after suspect kills two, injures 13

Toronto gunman identified, police seek motive after suspect kills two, injures 13By Anna Mehler Paperny and Danya Hajjaji TORONTO (Reuters) – The man accused of shooting 15 people and killing two on a busy, restaurant-filled Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said in a statement late on Monday as police sought a motive in the shooting spree. Less than a day after two young women, ages 10 and 18, were killed and 13 other people were wounded by a gunman, the suspect was identified by the independent Special Investigations Unit (SIU) as Faisal Hussain, a 29-year-old Toronto resident. “We do not know why this happened,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters on Monday, adding that he would not speculate about the gunman’s motive.


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