Black Terror Attack in DC: Police Officers Hit by Truck [VIDEO]
The new method of a terror attack appears to be by a large vehicle.
Consider the fairly recent truck attacks, the last one in Germany.
In that incident, on December 19, a hijacked truck was used to kill 12 people and injure 48 in a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market.
In a similar attack in DC, terrorism is not being ruled out. Two Washington D.C. police officers and a third victim were run over in an attack that mirrored similar ISIS-inspired massacres by jihadists in Europe as I just described.
According to the Washington Post,while the officers patrolled on bicycles in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan, the driver of a pickup truck rammed them at a high rate of speed, dragging one victim up to 30 feet before crashing into a garbage truck.
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
During a press conference, Chief of Metropolitan Police Peter Newsham was asked if the crime was being treated as terrorism.
“We have to look at that very closely. We do not have a motive at this time.”
Update from 18th Street incident https://t.co/dArlLnU8hz
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) June 9, 2017
But there was another terror possibility in this scenario.
And with the arrest of two suspects, the second scenario is more likely.
Reports are that two suspects who were arrested at the scene were 23-year-old Dwayne Taylor and 22-year-old Brandon Figures-Mormon. Neither of these men have fully converted to Islam, thus the secondary theory.
From the pictures, you can see that one of the men is black. Thus, the possibility of this incident being related to a cop-killing is very high.
According to ABC 7, an unregistered firearm was confiscated, according to ABC 7. Further, unsubstantiated reports claim there may have been an AK-47 in the vehicle.
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 (@suzanekennedyPR) June 9, 2017
We will keep you updated, once we know more about the “motivation” of the attackers.
One thing is clear, no matter how you look at this, it was a terror attack.