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A car plowed into eight pedestrians at a Sunnyvale, California intersection Tuesday evening and it might have been intentional, authorities said. Some of those hit have serious injuries and all were brought to area hospitals, the city's Department of Public Safety told CBS News.

Sunnyvale DPS Captain Jim Choi said the youngest person struck was 13 years old.

Choi said the car stopped when it hit a tree and the driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was taken into custody but hasn't been charged with anything yet. The driver's name hasn't been released.

Read more: CBS News

A New Mexico man who is a member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border and was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms reportedly faced similar charges 13 years ago in Oregon.

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, also was accused of impersonating a police officer in Oregon's Klamath County in 2006 and claimed to be a fugitive bounty hunter, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday.

The FBI and Sunland Park police arrested Hopkins on a federal complaint Saturday.  Hopkins was booked into the Dona Ana County detention center in Las Cruces and it wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Read more: Oregon Live

Denver-area public schools will be closed Wednesday as authorities search for a young Florida woman who flew to the city and bought a gun after becoming "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School.

The FBI said Sol Pais, 18, is "considered to be extremely dangerous" and "made threats to commit an act of violence in the Denver metropolitan area" just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13 people.

All schools in the Denver area were urged to tighten security because the threat was deemed "credible and general," said Patricia Billinger, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Columbine and more than 20 other schools outside Denver lock their doors for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon before Wednesday's complete closures were announced.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the FBI say Pais traveled to Colorado from Miami on Monday night and bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition.

Read more: ABC News

A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy.

The Associated Press counted at least 1,400 unique records of employees of the FBI, Secret Service, Capital Police, and other federal agencies as well as police and sheriffs' deputies in North Carolina and Florida.

The information appears to come from the websites of three local chapters of the FBI National Academy Associates, which claims 17,000 members nationwide.

Read more: Business Insider

Wayne County Sheriff Rick Thompson, along with the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit and road patrol deputies, found a pipe bomb and another explosive device during a drug interdiction stop Tuesday night.

Sheriff Thompson says the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Joseph Austin Blankenship, of Wayne. He is charged with Illegal Possession of Destructive Devices, Explosive materials, or Incendiary Devices, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The Sheriff also says a search warrant was executed to where Joseph lived around 5 a.m. Wednesday. No other explosive devices or materials were found at the residence.

Read more: WSAZ