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Date: Aug 13, 2019

No one was injured when a man fired an assault rifle at a Veterans Affairs hospital on the Near West Side Monday afternoon, then ran inside where he was arrested near a pharmacy as staff and patients yelled and scattered for cover, according to Chicago police.

The gunman fired shots inside and outside the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S. Damen Ave. around 2:40 p.m., authorities said during a news conference outside the medical center.

Read more: Chicago Tribune

A Birmingham man accused of trafficking in weapons seemingly had a fascination with known terrorists, bombs and suppressors and for that reason remains held until trial, according to a federal magistrate.

Arkeuntrez Kenyez Lareco Washington, 23, had written letters to Zacarias Moussaoui, who pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to conspiring to kill citizens of the United States as part of the September 11 attacks. Washington, according to federal authorities, was a U.S. Army soldier stationed in Germany and was arrested in Birmingham for desertion just before his discharge from the military in 2018.

“The court does not believe it can fashion any terms or conditions of release that will assure the defendant’s presence and the safety of the community,’’ wrote U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Ott.

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The feds must reveal “years-long” wiretaps between ISIS supporters and accused Hudson River bike path terrorist Sayfullo Saipov or drop the death penalty for the attack that killed eight, his attorneys write in new papers.

Saipov’s federal defenders have fought for access to the wiretaps for over eight months, arguing that information from the secret conversations was used by investigators interrogating the alleged terrorist at Bellevue Hospital immediately after the October 2017 attack with a rental pickup truck.

Read more: New York Daily News

A Norwegian man accused of opening fire on an Oslo mosque and killing his stepsister over the weekend arrived in court bruised, beaten and smiling.

Philip Manshaus, 21, the man accused of injuring two people at the Al-Noor Islamic Center in an Oslo suburb Saturday before being subdued by a bystander, appeared in court Monday with two black eyes and wounds to his neck and face.

Though unclear how his face became wounded, it is believed the injuries may have been sustained during a fight in which he was disarmed by a worshipper at the mosque.

Read more: UPI