Saturday, January 9, 2016

Philadelphia Police: Gunman Who Ambushed And Shot Cop Pledged Allegiance To The Islamic State


The Philadelphia Inquirer offers a piece on the ambush and attempted murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett.

Hours after he shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm Thursday night, Edward Archer confessed to investigators that he had acted "in the name of Islam," authorities said.


"I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that's why I did what I did," Archer told detectives, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark.
Investigators are still working to determine whether the 30-year-old Yeadon man had any ties to terrorist groups or whether he had acted alone.
Archer's mother said Friday that her son had been "hearing voices in his head" and needed medical help.
Friday afternoon, police and agents with the FBI's Terrorism Task Force searched her house in Yeadon and another location in West Philadelphia associated with Archer.
Investigators are scouring Archer's Internet activity to see if he may have had contact with ISIS members or other radical Islamic groups. A law enforcement source said late Friday that so far they had not found any indication that Archer had been in contact with known terrorism suspects.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/news&id=364624321 

Note: Philly Police Officer Jesse Hartnett is a hell of a cop! He was shot three times, yet he called in that he was shot, then left his car, gave pursuit and shot the guy in the ass. 

The above photo of Officer Jesse Hartnett was released by the Philadelphia Police Department.

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