Even if no one dares (yet) to call it a terrorist attack, 2 Washington DC cops and an unnamed 3rd victim were mowed down by a truck in an attack which is eerily similar to recent ISIS inspired/sponsored massacres in Europe.
The cowardly and gruesome truck-attack on 2 police officers in Washington DC is basically a copycat of jihadists attacks in Europe, where trucks, vans and even regular cars were used as weapons of mass destruction. The DC cops were patrolling on their bikes in the close vicinity of Adams Morgan when the assailant(s) driving a large pick-up truck rammed the vehicle at them at a very high-rate of speed. One of the police officers was dragged almost thirty feet before the vehicle crashed into a a garbage truck.
The incident took place at approximately 9 PM local time on June 8th, in the 2400 block of 18th Street. One of the cops was badly wounded and he’s currently in critical condition.
Witness tells @ABC7TimBarber he saw truck going about 50 mph before it hit people, then garbage truck. Driver, passenger inside that truck
— Nancy Chen (@NancyChenNews) June 9, 2017
Pickup truck that hit @DCPoliceDept officers crashed into dump truck in front of our house.
Took 5 minutes for 911 to pick up my call. pic.twitter.com/ioYZgPY1Q4
— Bryan Weaver (@BryanWeaverDC) June 9, 2017
When Peter Newsham was asked by reporters if the attack is treated as a terrorist incident, the Chief of Metropolitan Police has said:
“We have to look at that very closely. We do not have a motive at this time.”
Charges: crash in Adams Morgan
23 yr old Dwayne Taylor: Poss Unreg firearm, 22 yr old Brandon Figures-Mormon: Assault w/ intent to kill
— Suzanne Kennedy (@ABC7Suzanne) June 9, 2017
Two male suspects were arrested following the truck-attack and an unregistered AK47 was confiscated.
— LEON REPORT (@LeonReport) June 9, 2017
To make things more interesting, the FBI got involved in the investigation:
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 9, 2017