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An active shooter situation was resolved with the suspect's death Saturday morning.

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, at 9:15 a.m. Saturday officers responded to a report of gunshots fired at the Kalamazoo Transit Center, located at 459 N. Burdick St. in downtown Kalamazoo. Upon arriving at the scene, officers encountered an active shooter situation with multiple victims sustaining non-life-threatening wounds.

Officers shot the 54-year-old shooter Anthony Oliver and provided him with immediate medical assistance and transported the shooter to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was later identified as 54-year-old Anthony Oliver.

Read more: Fox 17 (West Michigan)

A person who investigators say was armed with a knife was shot and killed by base personnel at the main visitors’ entrance to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego Friday, according to MCRD officials.

The deadly shooting happened around 11:50 a.m., when a vehicle drove up to the base’s entrance off Washington Street, near Pacific Highway, and tried to pass through a checkpoint, military law enforcement said.

As base security shouted for the vehicle to stop, MCRD officials say the person got out of their small SUV and approached the employees with a knife. Several more warnings were given but the person appeared to have “hostile intent,” a base spokesperson said.

At least one official opened fire and the person collapsed just inside base property. Emergency services were called and the person was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:16 p.m., the spokesperson confirmed.

Read more: Fox 5 (San Diego)

The man who stabbed four people on a train in the southern state of Bavaria on Saturday did so "indiscriminately," police said during a press conference Sunday presenting the first results of their investigation into the attack. 

Prosecutor Gerhard Neuhof said the suspect had been suffering from delusions and a preliminary mental health evaluation has indicated he likely suffers from a psychiatric disorder. Police have said there is no basis for a terrorist motive for the stabbing.

The suspect was arrested without resisting and had pleaded for "help" during the incident, he added. He was taken into psychiatric care on Sunday.

"There are no indications of an Islamist background" to the attack, said Sabine Nagel, the criminal director of Oberpfalz in Bavaria. She stressed that the investigation was still in its early stages.

Three men aged between 26 and 60 were injured in the stabbing that took place on the high-speed ICE train traveling from the Bavarian city Passau to Hamburg. Two of the injured are still being treated at a hospital. 

Read more: Deutsche Welle (Germany)

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to start a fire on a shinkansen bullet train in southwestern Japan on Monday morning, in an incident that appeared to be inspired by a recent arson attack on a train in Tokyo on Halloween, police said.

Kiyoshi Miyake, 69, from Fukuoka was arrested at the scene, they said. No injuries were reported on the train from Hiroshima bound for Kagoshima-Chuo Station, which was running in Kumamoto Prefecture at the time of the incident around 8:40 a.m., according to Kyushu Railway Co., known as JR Kyushu.

Miyake was quoted as telling the prefectural police that he "wanted to imitate" the recent knife and arson attack on a train in Tokyo after seeing the news about it.

In the Oct. 31 incident, a man wearing a costume reminiscent of Batman villain the Joker injured 17 people, including one seriously, during the attack on a Keio Line train. The man, Kyota Hattori, has told investigators he adores the Joker and wanted to kill people and be given the death penalty....

Read more: Kyodo News (Japan)

A federal case against a man accused of placing explosive devices on barges on the Ohio River is moving ahead after a judge on Tuesday found probable cause.

Nathaniel Blayn Becker, 42, of Marietta, Ohio, faces charges of possession of an unregistered firearm or explosive device. He appeared in court during his preliminary hearing.

A member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified about the incidents, which happened last month on the Ohio River along Wood and Pleasants counties in West Virginia. The U.S. attorney said the evidence fitted the federal definition of an explosive device, including the presence of ammonium nitrate.

Judge Dwane Tinsley ruled that Becker should remain in the custody of U.S. Marshals due to past mental health issues and being on court supervision in Ohio.

Read more: WSAZ (Huntington, WV)