Following the earlier report of a shooting at a Colorado missionary training center, Fox News is now reporting another shooting attack at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs…
Two people have been killed in a shooting at a Colorado Christian missionary center.
ARVADA, Colo. - A gunman walked into a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday and opened fire, killing two of the center’s staff members and wounding two others. No arrests had been made by late morning.
The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. at the Youth With a Mission center, police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. About 45 people were evacuated from the dormitory in this Denver suburb.
A man and a woman in their mid-20s died, and two men ages 22 and 23 were wounded, Medina said. One of the injured men was in critical condition, said Paul Filidis, a Colorado Springs-based spokesman with Youth With a Mission. All four of the victims were staff members, Filidis said.
Witnesses told police that the gunman was a 20-year-old white male, wearing a dark jacket and skull cap. He may have glasses or a beard.
It could be sudden jihad syndrome—or maybe just a lunatic whose inner voices got excited by the UK attacks: Bomb threat disrupts city core.
An area of about 12 square blocks in downtown Jacksonville was cordoned off by police Sunday after they arrested a man who they said had made a bomb threat. Police kept the area closed for most of the afternoon while they searched a car for a bomb, eventually concluding there wasn’t one, Sheriff John Rutherford said.
The man was identified as Yossef Bouchlarhem, 34, police spokeswoman Lauri-Ellen Smith said. When police first approached him, he was speaking in both English and Arabic and saying “Allah is great,” according to the police report. …
Police received a call about 11:45 a.m. reporting that “a man was acting strangely and making threats” at the corner of Laura and Forsyth streets, Smith said.
Lester McGriff, who was part of a construction crew working on the Laura Street Trio, a group of historic buildings on Laura Street, said a man was walking back and forth across Laura Street shouting that he was going “to blow up downtown Jacksonville.” He said police arrived and struggled with the man before subduing him.
“We treated it as a serious bomb threat,” especially in light of recent terror attacks in London and in Glasgow, Scotland, Smith said.