Saturday, May 3, 2014

Timeline Month of Misfortune January 2014

Timeline Month of Misfortune January 2014 --- ===
Timeline of Security Incidents * Timeline February 2014
Timeline 2014

  1. 135 deaths January 2014  January 2015 was quieter than the same period in 2014, a year in which the city recorded 135 criminal homicides, the highest number in seven years.

Friday January 31, 2014
  1. 1 gun threat January 31, 2014 Devin Rivera, 18 was arrested in the food court of  New Jersey's Paramus' Westfield Garden State Plaza after police received calls that he was brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun. It was a BB gun so he was charged with unlawful purpose for possession of an imitation firearm.  He said he carried because he was afraid of other shoppers. nbcnewyork
  2. 1 killed January 31, 2014 Minneapolis Good Samaritan Shot By Devon Parker In Minneapolis, Minnesota, elderly veteran Thomas Sonnenberg called 911 after letting in Davon Parker who claimed to be pursued by men with baseball bats. The police found Sonnenberg shot to death by his own gun, and arrested Parker, who was due to appear in court, and had been acting erratically in previous weeks
  3. 1 terroristic threat to school January 31, 2014 King Philip Middle School Gun Threat King Philip Middle School's head cook Wendy Ferris threatened a school shooting "I'm thinking about going out to buy an AK-47 and shooting this (expletive) school up!" after being told she had baked cookies improperly. She was arraigned on charges on February 3 and ordered to surrender her guns and stay away from the school.
  4. 1 killed in college shooting Friday January 31, 2014 2014 Michigan State University Shooting Michigan State student dies after Friday shooting, gunman still at large By Elisha Fieldstadt NBC News One student was killed and one injured during a shooting inside their off-campus Michigan State University (MSU) apartment complex on Friday, police said.
  5. 1 terroristic threat January 31, 2014 In the first terrorist style threat on the Superbowl, white anthrax-like powder found in packages sent to hotels in New York City and the mayor turn out to be harmless threats.
  6. 1 killed, 2 injured convicted of murder May 4, 2015 conviction January 31, 2014 murder  Minneapolis terrorist Devon Parker convicted of killing good Samaritan Star Tribune  A Minneapolis man Devon Parker was convicted Monday of killing a 69-year-old knocked on back door begging to be let in because he was being chased but took gun and shot the homeowner dead, was about to be sentence to 3 years for attack on police officers; one of string of terrorist style offences, July 9, 2011 tripped a man who had been robbed, punched him in face breaking bones near eyes, in 2012 punch bus driver and opened fire with gun, hitting the  bus. No motives given for any incident.
  7. 1 terroristic threat January 31, 2014 threat, July 28, 2014 arrest Hong Minh Truong Sent 500 and Superbowl Hoax Anthrax Letters  In the first terrorist style threat on the Superbowl, white anthrax-like powder found in packages sent to hotels in New York City and the mayor turn out to be harmless threats. Hong Minh Truong Sent More Than 500 Hoax Anthrax Letters Huffington Post Hong Minh Truong arrested accused of sending more than 15 batches of letters from the Dallas area, for six years starting in 2008. In all but two of the batches, a white-powder substance was put in the envelopes. The hoax letters were mailed to cities across the U.S. and to U.S. Embassies abroad. Most recently, some letters were mailed to hotels in the vicinity of this year's Super Bowl in New Jersey... focused on Truong after an IP address associated with him was identified after 28 public schools in Boston received letters in June 2013, according to the complaint. The mailings, also sent to U.S. embassies around the world, frequently contained the same disjointed rant. "Al Qaeda back!," In 2002, Truong told police he hears voices in his head. He claimed the FBI, DEA, ATF and police are after him and beaming radar into his body.

Thursday January 30, 2014
  1. January 30, 2014 Yahoo announces it uncovered a large scale attack on its e-mail system security eweek
  2. January 30, 2014 Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui Ambushes Utah Deputy Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui was in his truck with a juvenile girl when they fired out of the back window and killed a Utah deputy who was checking on the licence plate after stopping to help. He was a parolee who a warrant for his arrest. He led police on a chase and also shot another police officer in the head. SaltLakeTribune
  3. January 30, 2014 San Diego Car Crashes Into Home Missing Baby In Crib 2 a.m. Car was driving too fast, driver taken to hospital with minor injuries. (photo)

Wednesday January 29, 2014
  1. January 29, 2014 Range Rover Crashes Into Murrieta Home New Red Range Rover Crashes Into Murrieta Home, causing $25,000 in damage, structurally compromised the building, and ruptured a natural gas line. Driver suffered minor injuries pe
  2. January 29, 2014 A dark convertible crashed into the front porch of a multifamily house in Ridgefield, Connecticut
Tuesday January 28, 2014
  1. 1 injured  January 28, 2014 January 2014 Tennessee State University Shooting  Tennessee State University Shooting: A gunman opened fire at 9 p.m. on the main campus after two people appeared to be arguing about a gambling debt. One man was shot in the leg with non life-threatening injuries. It appears to be part of a string of unconnected attacks on HBCU historically black colleges. 
  2. January 28, 2014  Barry Keiper Lackawanna County Police Standoff At a MOOSIC PA Barry Keiper Jr surrendered to police after a tense five-hour standoff after firing at least 20 shots at police from a motel room. Officers returned fire and threw gas grenades before storming the room about 11 p.m. Keiper appeared to be armed with a rifle and a shotgun. He and was accused of beating a woman earlier that he held hostage but released to police custody
Monday January 27, 2014 2 incidents
  1. January 27, 2014 North Carolina Church Shooting There was a shooting at Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. A gunman sprayed a church playground basketball court with gunfire and escaped before 6 p.m. 15 shots injured 4 youths, gravely wounding one 12 year old boy.
  2. $6m stolen, 1 man tasered 2 suspects January 27, 2014 Universal Allah Taser Leads to Milwaukee Stolen Stradivarius Violin  January 27th, two armed suspects, a man and a woman, approached concertmaster violinist Frank Almond of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a parking lot where he was felled by a taser. The suspects then stole the violin, valued at approximately $6 million. The taser was tracked to a purchase by a man named Universal Allah, while another trip led to Salah Jones. Their arrests were announced February 6, 2014
Sunday January 26, 2014

January 26, 2014 Standoff Gunman Holds Baby In Los Angeles Ex-boyfriend shoots a mother's new boyfriend, takes away baby and held it while shooting at police. Police held fire until the mother took the baby away.

Saturday January 25, 2014 ---
  1. casualties: 4 dead, 37 injured January 25, 2014  Madagascar Explosion Kills Toddler 
  2. January 25, 2014 Natural gas explosion and fire at a TransCanada Pipelines valve site 
  3. Saturday January 25, 2014 Columbia Mall Shooting A shooting at the Columbia Mall in Maryland results in 3 dead including the shooter 
  4. January 25, 2014 Brittney Nolan, allegedly lost control and fatally struck her boyfriend with her car 
  5. Saturday January 25, 2014 Pennsylvalnia, Russian national Vladislav Miftakhov found with bomb making parts and a completed device.
  6. January 25, 2014 A North Carolina man accused of driving his Jeep across two yards and hitting the corner of a house
  7. ramming attack January 25, 2014 Police release footage of Utah high-speed chase that ended with ramming police 
Friday January 24, 2014 ---
  1. 1 killed Friday January 24, 2013 South Carolina State University Shooting
  2. January 24, 2014 Third Body In San Diego Mall Shooting is Giannni 
  3. January 24, 2014 Truck Slams Into WA Home and Gas Line 
  4. January 24, 2014 Oct 2, 2014 sentence ‘Dexter’-obsessed UK teen sentenced to 25 years for murdering, dismembering girlfriend 

Thursday January 23, 2014

Disasters and accidents
Law and Crime
  • Swedish sex club owner Mille Markovic is shot dead in an apparent targeted assassination in Stockholm. Police are seeking two men who fled in a white Corolla. A witness heard four shots, and saw two men standing over the body pronouncing "he is dead" (Aftonbladet)
  • 24 injured January 23, 2014 Man on Meth Attacks Driver Crashes Greyhound Bus Dozens were injured when a 25 year old Maquel Donyel Morris from Los Angeles hallucinating on meth' screaming 'I'm gonna flip this bus!' kicked open the driver door and attacked a Greyhound driver causing bus to crash in the Arizona desert. It was just before 2am near Tonopah when the bus nearly swerved across the median into oncoming traffic as passengers fought to get the attacker off the injured driver who called for help. He fled into the desert with his female companion before returning to be arrested. The girlfriend claimed he had taken meth, was 'paranoid' and 'did not want to be on the bus.'

Wednesday January 22, 2014
  1. 2013–14 Thai political crisis:Kwanchai Praipana, a leader of the pro-government United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, is shot in the city of Udon Thani as protesters gather in Bangkok despite the declaration of a state of emergency(BBC News)
  2. EuromaidanUkrainian security forces start dismantling protest camps in Kiev with two protesters feared dead after clashes with police. (AP via Montreal Gazette),(Reuters)
  3. January 22, 2013 University of Oklahoma False Gunman Report Norman police was asked at 11:15 to assist the University of Oklahoma in investigating reports of a possible shooting as there was no evidence of a shooter.
  4. 1 hacking January 22, 2014 Cyberattack takes down US federal court system websites US federal court system websites were hacked Friday with denial-of-service attack blocking public access and preventing the filing of legal documents online.

Daily Misfortune Tuesday January 21, 2014 ---

International 51 killed

  1. 25 killed Pakistani military aircraft bomb suspected Taliban hideouts killing 25 militants in North Waziristan. (India Today)
  2. 22 killed A bomb rips through a bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims in western Pakistan killing at least 22 people as Syrian Civil War spills over (Reuters)
  3. 4 killed 35 wounded A bomb detonates at a Hezbollah building in Beirut, Lebanon killing 4 people and wounding 35. (AP via USA Today)
North America 3 killed
  1. Casualties: 1 killed, suspect pled guilty to negligence January 21, 2014 Lisa Zemack Ambulance Crash Vehicle Homicide Real estate agent Lisa Zemak's Mercedes car ran a stop sign in Milford Mass (near Boston). It clipped the corner and caused the ambulance to spin and roll over,  killing the patient. A paramedic in the ambulance was also injured. Zemack was summoned for vehicular homicide by negligent operation and driving to endanger.   She pled guilty to negligent driving in 2015.
  2. 1 killed, 1 arrested January 21, 2014 Perdue University Shooting at Electrical Engineering Building One is dead after a shooting in the Electrical Engineering building at Purdue University. The gunman was arrested and was not cooperating with the police. w
  3. January 21, 2014 Commando With Rifle Robs Kills Texas 7-11 Clerk  A masked man carrying a rifle with a scope was caught on video late after robbing and shooting the clerk Yosef Tulu. A long rifle with a scope is more typically used in a terrorist mass shooting or ambush attack than holding up a convenience store.

    Monday January 20, 2014
    1. 13 killed War in North-West Pakistan  A suicide bomber blows himself up near Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi killing at least 13 people. (AP via MyFoxAL)
    2. December 2013 Volgograd bombings  An Islamist group claims responsibility for the bombings and threatens attacks on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi. (Reuters)
    3. Euromaidan Violence spreads in Kiev as protesters clash with police. (ABC News)
    4. The United Kingdom rejects its involvement in combat drone attacks by the United States in Pakistan. (BBC News)
    5. 16 killed Syrian Civil War: Two car bombs hit a rebel-held post on the Syrian border with Turkey, killing at least 16 people amidst continuing fighting between Turkey-supported rebels and Saudi-supported rebels. (Reuters)
    6. 3 killed January 20, 2014. Gianni Belvedere's Car Found The car belonging to Gianni Belvedere was found with an unidentified body in the trunk a hundred miles away. Gianni Belvedere has been missing since the murder of his fiancée Ilona Flint, 22, and his little brother Salvatore, 22 at a San Diego shopping mall parking lot on Dec. 23, and he was not named a suspect in the case. Media speculates somebody wanted the three dead, perhaps for some kind of revenge for something in their background. 
    7. 1 critical wounded January 20, 2014 Widener University ShootingAt Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania a gunman shot a student near a gym and is in critical condition. The motive is unclear but officials believe it was not a random shooting and are still searching for the gunman. 
    8. 2 killed 10 injured January 20, 2014 Omaha Feed Plant Explosion 2 killed, 10 injured in explosion at International Nutrition animal feed plant in Omaha Nebraska. 
    9. FBI joins search for missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird. FBI is assisting in the search for missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird, who was last seen leaving his northern New Jersey home more than a week ago to go on a short walk. foxnews
    10. 1 killed 4 injured due to mechanical issue January 20, 2014 NY Truck exiting Major Deegan Expressway crashed into Bronx Daily News The driver suffered medical issue when his truck huge concrete pump truck hit cars and crashed into a three-story home on Cedar Ave. about 6 p.m. Monday, killing the driver and injuring four others 
    11. More than 20 million South Koreans' credit cards are hacked. (BBC News)

      Sunday January 19, 2014

      Armed conflicts and attacks

      1. 1 killed January 19, 2014 Cleveland Drive By Shooting of 5 Yr Old Girl In Cleveland a man in a green SUV pulled up at 11PM and shot a mother and her 5 year old girl sitting in a car, killing the girl. The car was found abandoned, there was no apparent motive.
      2. 10 houses destroyed Norway heritage village burns: A large blaze on Sunday raged through a historic village in western Norway, destroying at least 10 of its famed 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses and forcing the evacuation of local residents
      3. 1 killed January 19, 2014 JBLM soldier killed defending woman during stabbing ...KOMO‑TV Jan 20, 2014 - A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier died on Sunday while trying to save a woman who was being stabbed. In a home in Graham around 4 a.m. after a woman at the residence called to report the stabbing... a group of people went to the home after a night of drinking and that's where Chase Devyver, 29, stabbed a woman in the back then turned the knife on the soldier who tried to help the victim. The soldier was stabbed in the chest and died at the scene.
      4. 20 killed War in North-West Pakistan: bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 20 soldiers. (BBC)
      5. 2013–14 Thai political crisis: A blast at an anti-government protest at Victory Monument in Bangkok injures 28 protesters, seven of them seriously. (Melbourne Age)

      Daily Misfortune Saturday January 18, 2014 ---
      1. 1 killed An Iranian diplomat is killed by kidnappers in Yemen's capital Sana'a
      2. 7 killed Seven suspected militants are killed by Russian security forces in a shootout near Makhachkala in Dagestan(Reuters)
      3 look like US soil terrorist attacks staged as accidents or rage
        1. Wisconsin Drunk Driver Hits Steven Gove and Ignores Cyclist On Windshield
        2. Saturday January 18, 2014 Annie Kim Pham Photobomb Staged Attack Murder
        3. 1 injured 1 arrested Texas: Drunk diver arrested after running over Denton County woman sheriff's deputy with truck

        Friday January 17, 2014

        The week so far, 6 disasters in 6 days: Sunday San Jose serial arson, Monday Florida movie shooting, Tuesday Roswell middle school shooting, Wednesday Illinois wednesday supermarket shooting, Thursday California Tim fire, Friday Friday North Philadelphia High shooting

        Armed conflicts and attacks

        Friday January 17 2014 Maryland Mother Exorcism Excuse for Killing Toddlers A Germantown, Maryland mother and another woman are alleged to have killed two toddlers and trying to kill two other children. Montgomery County police believe the motive was an exorcism releasing demonic spirits that had possessed the siblings. The two dead children were found Friday morning stabbed to death on their mother’s bed.

        Friday January 17, 2014 Shooting threat prompts Escondido school closures San Francisco Chronicle (AP) social media posting warning that bullets would fly at a charter high school and that the posting's alleged author would commit suicide ...

        • January 17, 2014 2 Shot At North Philadelphia Charter School Two students were shot in the cafeteria before 3:30 p.m. at Delaware Valley Charter High School in North Philadelphia. Authorities were asking the shooter to turn himself in. This is the 6th disaster in 6 days: Sunday San Jose serial arson, Monday Florida movie shooting, Tuesday Roswell middle school shooting, Wednesday Illinois wednesday supermarket shooting, Thursday California Rim fire, Friday Friday North Philadelphia High shooting 
        Daily Misfortune Thursday January 16, 2014 ---
        1. 4 injured  January 16, 2014 Five people are injured on the Gaza Strip in an Israel Air Force raid  responding to rocket attack
        2. 4 killed 26 injured January 16, 2014 Syrian Civil War: A suicide bomber kills 4 people and injures 26 in the Lebanese town of Hermel
        3. Post-Iraq War January 16, 2014 TMZ reveals photos of United States Marines burning bodies of Iraqis prompting an investigation from the Department of Defense.(CNN)
        4. January 16, 2014  Giant Rim Fire Started By Illegal Hunter Campfire near Yosemite 
        5. 1 killed January 16, 2014 Kansas City Hall Shooting  Marlon Williams shot in the head
        6. 2 killed January 16, 2014 March 27, 2014 investigation Blossom Street Bridge Crash into River was Deliberate Murder Suicide 
         1 injured, 4 suspects arrested: January 16, 2014 Former Marine gives chase to armed bandits

        Daily Misfortune Wednesday January 15, 2014 ---
        Timeline January 2014 ---

        1. raqi insurgency At least 26 people are killed in a series of attacks in central Iraq(BBC)
        2. Internal conflict in Burma: A Thailand-based women's rights group accuses Myanmar of using rape as a weapon of war(Reuters)
        3. Wednesday January 15, 2014 Gunman Shot Dead After Killing 2 At Indiana Grocery Store 3 Dead
        4. Wednesday January 15-16, 2014 Teen Henry Jackson Killed After Oklahoma Crime Spree, Shooting ATF Agents n fire.
        5. January 15, 2014 Seattle University Student Stabbed By Teen 
        6. Wednesday January 15, 2014  17-year-old Topeka West High School student. Brendan Steven Moore 
        7. January 15, 2014  Successful SC black Jehovah Witness family of 4 found dead in apparent murder-suicide 

        Daily Misfortune Tuesday January 14, 2014 ---
        1. Syrian Civil War 46 Palestinians and Syrians in the Yarmouk Camp died of starvation and lack of medical care since October, from a Syrian army enforced blockade.
        3 school "accidents" and attacks
        1. January 14, 2014 17 students 3 adults killed Pakistan Truck "Accidentally" Hits School Bus Head On 
        2. Two people were shot when student brings shotgun in music case at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico, U.S. A 12-year-old male suspect was apprehended.
        3. January 14, 2014 threats to high school in Texas believed by Matthew Tollis New England Bomb Hoax SWAT Prank not-Terrorist Spree  

        Armed conflicts and attacks
        • An explosion kills 14 people in Laoshan DistrictChina(CNN)
        • January 14, 2013 Two Shot and Killed in Aurora Illinois Home and Restaurant Bathroom There were two apparently unrelated fatal shootings in Aurora Illinois in the evening. A 22 year old woman was shot in her home after an argument with a man in what appeared to be a domestic situation. A 22 year old man was shot in the bathroom inside a Mexican restaurant, and two suspects were seen fleeing the scene.
        • January 13, 2013 Florida Movie Theater Shooting Kills One Over Texting Retired Tampa Police Department officer, Curtis Reeves was arrested after a Florida movie theater shooting in Wesley Chapel before the screening of 'Lone Survivor', a surprise hit movie about survival of attacks by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Reeves became agitated with Chad Oulson for texting before the movie began, and after an argument Reeves fired a gun at Oulson and his wife. Nicole was wounded in her hand blocking the gun. to her hand, before Chad was struck. It recalled the unprovoked July 2012 Aurora Colorado theater shooting that killed 12 and wounded 70. No news reports speculated on whether the shooting could have been connected to a terrorist motive or a group sympathetic to the Taliban
        • Disasters
        Politics and elections

        • China conducts the test of a new hypersonic missile vehicle, dubbed the "WU-14", which has top speeds of Mach 8 to Mach 12. The weapon was launched on an ICBM(Newsmax)
        School safety incidents: 

        1. Monday January 13, 2014  Colorado District Closes Schools After Reports Of Possible Shooting, Bomb Threat The South Conejos School District superintendent told 11 News that over the weekend, there were rumors in the community that there could be a shooting at either the high school or elementary school, and a a bomb threat. The high school and the building housing the elementary and middle schools were closed Monday but nothing was found.

        2. January 13, 2014 Texas Seven Lakes High School Zip Gun Bomb Evacuation Seven Lakes High School in Katy Texas was evacuated after a zip gun explosive device was found on campus. Such devices are often made from a pipe and can fire nails. The FBI and a bomb squad from Houston responded and suspect Thomas Scott Barfield was arrested

        3. The same day Pequannock Township High School in New Jersey was evacuated after a message was found on a bathroom wall

        Armed conflicts and attacks
        • January 12, 2013 Grenade Injures Firefighters At Mindanao Science College At the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology Mindanao, Phillipines, a man tossed a grenade near a firetruck as firefighters and police were fighting a fire which may have been set in building for security guards as a lure. The blast injured more than 24 people. In November a bomb was found by the flagpole but may have been set to scare rather than detonate.
        • Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)
          • car bombing at a bus station in central Baghdad kills at least nine people. (BBC)
          • January 8-12 2013 San Jose Serial Arsonist Sets Dozen Fires in a Week Greater Saint John Baptist Church on E. San Antonio St. in San Jose was damaged by arson, and another fire was set on the property on Sunday January 12. A series of fires have been evidently set by the same person in the Roosevelt, Little Portugal, Wooster and Five Wounds neighborhoods, as well as the eastern parts of the Brookwood Terrace, Naglee Park and Northside neighborhoods near downtown San Jose, California. January 13 was the first time in six days there were no suspicious fires after a string of 12 suspicious fires over five consecutive days

        Arts and culture
        Attacks and conflicts
        Business and economy
        Disasters and accidents

        Date: January 10, 2014 Friday
        Attacks and armed conflicts

        2 unrelated(?) incidents 30 minutes and 2 blocks apart: January 10, 2014 NYC cab hits and kills 9 yr old son of radiation oncologist who treated Giulani. Dr. Richard Stock cried out in horror after the cab hit young Cooper as it made a left turn. Richard suffered a leg injury, and his son were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where Cooper was pronounced dead. A half hour earlier just two blocks away, another 73-year-old man was killed after being dragged along the pavement by a green charter bus in a separate apparently unrelated accident two blocks away. Both the bus driver and the cab driver stayed at the scene but neither was charged.

        Attacks and conflicts
        Disasters and accidents
        Law and crime

        Thursday January 9, 2014  Threat of school shooting leads to arrest in Westport 
        Former student Dylon Campbell allegedly made a threat on Facebook against   a current student and a former student at Ocosta High School in Westport Washington.

        Attacks and conflicts
        Disasters and accidents

        Armed conflicts and attacks
        Disasters and accidents
        Law and crime

        Date: January 6, 2014 monday

        Armed conflicts and attacks
        Disasters and accidents
        International relations
        Law and crime

        January 6, 2013 Elderly Man Accidentally Crashes Into Walpole Gas Pump An 83 year old man in Walpole, Massachusetts is caught on camera hitting a gas station attendant and then knocking down a gas pump and starting a fire with his car. The man is a regular customer who said he stepped on the gas instead of the brakes.

        Date: January 5, 2014 (Sunday)
        Attacks and conflicts
        ·         A wave of bombings hit Iraq's capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people. (ABC)
        ·         One man is shot dead and six wounded in clashes on Sunday in the northernLebanese city of Tripoli between districts that support rival sides in neighboring Syria's civil war. (Reuters)

        Date: January 4, 2014 (Saturday)
        Armed conflicts and attacks
        ·         Anbar conflict:
        ·         The Iraqi government loses control of Fallujah to Islamist militants. (Al Jazeera)
        ·         Majid al-Majid, the chief of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades militant group that was accused of being responsible for a double suicide bombing in front of the Iranian embassy in BeirutLebanon, in November 2013, dies in custody in a military hospital in Beirut. (BBC)
        Disasters and accidents
        ·         A three-story building under construction collapses in the southern Indian state ofGoa, killing at least 14 people. (Reuters via Voice of America)
        January 4, 2014 Man Pursued, Shot by SUV In Apparent Road Rage Timothy "Asti" Davison called 911 to say that he was followed by a Ford Ranger pickup truck that was shooting at him and forced him off the road in Maryland. He was found wounded off the road in Pennsylvania and died later. Police believe that motive was random road rage, and there are no leads on the shooter. No one has suspected a connection to terrorism

        Armed conflicts and attacks
        Disasters and accidents
        • A winter storm hits the Northeastern United States, bringing snow to the region, affecting travel, and killing thirteen people.(NBC News)
        • January 3, 2014 22 Catholic Martyrs Priests And Workers Assassinated in 2013 Agenzia Fides reports that during 2013, 22 pastoral care workers were killed worldwide (mostly priests), almost double compared to 13 who were killed in 2012. On the night of December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014, Fr. Eric Freed, a priest in Eureka, California was killed: The police are investigating to determine the reasons of such murder.

        Date: January 2, 2013 Thursday 

        January 2, 2014 (Thursday)
        Armed conflicts and attacks
        ·         Armed tribesmen and ISIS militants control the Iraqi cities of Fallujah andRamadi, after days of violence that erupted as a protest camp was removed. (Al Bawaba)(AFP)
        ·         13 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Balad Ruz, near Baqubah(Abram Online)
        ·         Five people are killed and 20 wounded in a car bomb which hit a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut(BBC)
        Disasters and accidents
        ·         A bus collided with a truck plunges off a cliff into a 400-foot ravine in Malshej Ghat, in western India, killing at least 30 people and injuring ten others. (The Independent) (MSN)
        ·         The Italian navy rescues 233 migrants from an overcrowded boat at risk of sinking in rough waters in the Mediterranean Sea. The boat was spotted about 80 miles south of the Italian island of Lampedusa(CNN)
        $18K Robbery Leads to Shooting of Phoenix Police Officer, Truck Driver After robbing $18,000 from a men's club 26-year-old Roger Allen Sharp of Phoenix led police on a chase and crashed into a truck. As he was stopped , he got the officer's gun and shot the officer and the truck's driver, who were both critically injured.

        Date: January 1, 2014 (Wednesday)
        Armed conflicts and attacks
        ·         Police in Indonesia exchange gunfire with suspected militants near Jakarta, killing six people. (ABC)
        ·         Sources confirm that Lebanon has captured Majid bin Mohammad al-Majid, leader of the al-Qaeda-linked group Abdullah Azzam Brigades responsible for the recent bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon(The Daily Star) (Reuters)
        ·         11 people are killed in bomb attacks outside a hotel in the Somali capitalMogadishu(Standard Media)(Reuters)
        Law and crime
        ·         Jamal al-Jamal, a Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, is killed in an explosion near his home in Prague(Reuters)(CNN)
        Disasters and accidents

        ·         A three-story building, housing apartments and a grocery store, explodes and burns in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of MinneapolisMinnesota, injuring 13 people, some critically. (CNN)

        1. Minneapolis Apartment Building Explodes And Burns Injuring 13 January 1, 2013 An apartment building near a mosque in a Somali community in Minneapolis, Minnesota exploded into flames. 13 were hospitalized with injuries, 6 were injured critically.
        2. Catholic Priest Rev. Eric Freed Killed January 1, 2013 Popular Catholic priest Rev. Eric Freed was found bludgeoned to death in the rectory of his church in Eureka California. An arrest warrant was issued for Gary Lee Bullock who had been arrested and jailed and hospitalized and released due to erratic behavior before the killing.

        3. Man sought in connection with Jan. 1 slaying of U.S. Army Sergeant  MARRERO, La. – The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person of interest in connection with the slaying of a U.S. Army soldier who was killed in the driveway of his in-laws’ home on January 1. U.S. Army Sergeant Joseph Anderson was shot and killed in the 6100 block of Ray Street in Marrero after dropping off his three children at his in-laws. Anderson, who survived two tours of duty in the Middle East, was shot in the head and his car was stolen.

        4. January 1, 2014 Gas Can Arson Attack on Chinese Consulate in San Francisco  Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City drove to San Francisco in his minivan, filled three containers with gasoline bought at a station on Geary Boulevard, and parked in front of the consulate. Eldridge said Feng told the agents he placed the containers near the front entrance of the building, poured gasoline on the front door and front steps, and attempted to light a fire with his passport, but the fire did not ignite. On Friday January 3, two days after the fire, Mr. Feng called the police dispatcher and identified himself in Chinese as the person who "made the fire". He told FBI agents in an interview after his arrest that her targeted the Chinese consulate because all the voices he had been hearing were in Chinese and the Chinese consulate had to have been involved.” The FBI believes that terrorism, politics or civil rights were not involved.

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