February 12, 2016
Somali Muslim Mohammad Barry Killed After Chopping up Columbus Restaurant PatronsAuthorities Stumped on Motive
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.
Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover.
CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that investigators were running down leads to try to determine if the attack was somehow tied to terrorist organizations.
"There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after," said Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner.
Police said the man walked into the restaurant, had a conversation with an employee and then left. He returned about a half hour later. That's when police said he approached a man and a woman who were sitting just inside the door at a booth and started the attack.
Update: So that explains it. it was a
Jewish Israeli Christian (still Zionist) establishment.
So my bacon theory was wrong... Which changes everything.
I mean doesn't it?]
Update: Apparently this person was a known Jihadi to the FBI, either they had no crimes, other than the usual support for terrorists of course, so they were probably just watching collecting "intelligence" intelligence that was never used. You know because Muslimophobia or something.
The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism, sources said. Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities.Its a good thing he is now dead and that his victims, by the grace of God, are not dead.
The FBI is investigating the suspect's motive, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at a news conference this afternoon, adding that the motive is not yet clear.
Hat Tip: Patrick.