FBI probing Pennsylvania shootings targeting police

The Hill

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are probing whether a string of shootings in Harrisburg, Pa., on Friday constituted an act of terror.

ABC News reported Saturday that federal authorities are investigating after 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty allegedly opened fire on police officers in three different locations in the Pennsylvania capital on Friday.  

One officer was injured in the shootings. El-Mofty was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.

The first shooting took place Friday afternoon outside the state capitol when El-Mofty allegedly fired on a Capitol Police officer, striking his cruiser, but leaving the officer unscathed.

Roughly 30 minutes later, El-Mofty reportedly shot at another officer. He struck her once, but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

After a police pursuit, El-Mofty began shooting at officers with two handguns, officials said. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Friday that the investigation would determine if there were any links between the shootings and terrorism, according to ABC News. Marsico said that El-Mofty had recently returned to the U.S. from a trip to the Middle East.


5 thoughts on “FBI probing Pennsylvania shootings targeting police

  1. Maybe I’m wrong, but wouldn’t chasing an unarmed woman, firing indiscriminately, and killing a kid inside a trailer constitute an ‘act of terror’?

    Let’s ask the parents if that was ‘terrifying’, huh?

    More surprising?

    It’s not been declared Open Season on cops for what they do while ‘protecting and serving’. I guess that’s why in nearly every SHTF scenario I read, cops are encouraged to “immediately get rid of your uniform” (clown costume).

  2. Anything to get sympathy for these street murderers.
    Local paper just had an article drumming up sympathy for these thugs.
    Secret Santa- Cops pulling cars over and handing the driver a 100 bucks.
    One guy showed the cop his blue bracelet he wears to remind him to pray for the police. HAHAHAHAHA. I mean, c’mon, just happened to pull over someone that prays for the police! The cops comment was” Its good to know people appreciate us.” Supposedly someone gave the police dept. 5,000 bucks to do this Secret Santa stunt. Perhaps they used some of their asset forfeiture monies. There were a few photos of folks posing with the cop that gave 100 dollar bills to people at Walmart also. Mexicans and blacks were the ones in the photos. Got no problem with anybody’s skin color, I just found this a bit interesting though.

  3. Well… I wish they would send the FBI here to probe me.

    I think I have pollups in my anus.

    That way I could get some medical benefits.

    I can see the diagnosis now.

    Yes… Mr…Lee.

    We have confirmed there is a growth on urass that wants to kill us.

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