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Source: BBC

'Active shooter' at US industrial park

Today 10:49 GMT

Illinois police are responding to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 40 miles (65km) from Chicago.

Where a man opened fire in a crowded movie theatre in 2012 - quickly tweeted that the incident was not happening in Colorado. "One of the guys was up in the office [and] he said this person was shooting, and, he come running down and he was bleeding pretty bad, and the next thing you know he was walking back and forth, I heard more shots, and we just left the building," Mr Probst told ABC7.

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Source: Fox News

Aurora workplace shooter was set to be fired by company, police chief says

Today 08:03 GMT

The gunman in a deadly shooting spree at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., where five employees were killed and five officers were wounded Friday, was set to be fired by the company, Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters at a news conference Friday night.

Several calls of an active shooter were reported around 1:24 p.m. local time at the manufacturing warehouse and officers arrived roughly four minutes later "and were fired upon immediately," Ziman said. "Two of the initial four officers entering the building were shot.

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Source: CTV

Police say 5 killed in suburban Chicago shooting

Today 08:03 GMT

A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.

Rush Copley Medical Center received three patients from the shooting and all are being treated for non-life threatening injuries, spokeswoman Courtney Satlak said.

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Source: CTV

11-year-old Ontario girl, subject of Amber Alert, found dead: police

Today 08:04 GMT

An 11-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted by her father after he took her out for her birthday Thursday afternoon, has been found dead at a home west of Toronto.

Peel police issued an Amber Alert after 11 p.m. Thursday, several hours after 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar failed to return his daughter, Riya, to her mother. The father made threats to harm his daughter and himself to his former girlfriend, Peel police spokesperson Danny Marttini told reporters Friday morning.

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Source: BBC

Smollett attack suspects released

Today 10:49 GMT

A police spokesperson said on Friday the men were released without charge and were no longer being classified as suspects.

Earlier, police had dismissed local media reports that the alleged attack was a hoax, and said Mr Smollett continued to be treated as a victim, not a suspect. The 36-year-old actor has said two white men hurling racial and homophobic insults punched him, poured a chemical substance over him, and put a rope around his neck.

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Source: The Guradian

Jussie Smollett: two brothers arrested in connection with alleged attack

Today 08:04 GMT

Chicago police say they are questioning two potential suspects, one of whom has worked on the Fox TV series Empire, in the ongoing investigation into an alleged hate attack on the black and gay star of the same show, Jussie Smollett.

The spokesman for the city’s police department, Anthony Guglielmi, confirmed on Friday that two Nigerian brothers had been arrested in connection with the investigation.

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Source: Global News

At least 1 dead, 4 police wounded after shooting in Aurora, Illinois, officials say

Today 08:03 GMT

At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday.

Police said the situation had been contained and that there was “no ongoing threat to the public,” according to a statement issued by the Kane County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of the Aurora Police Department. Probst said he wasn’t hurt but that another colleague was “bleeding pretty bad.”

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Source: The Guradian

Canada police rebuke public after late-night alert for murdered girl causes complaints

Today 08:04 GMT

Police in Canada have issued a rare rebuke to the public after a late-night emergency mobile phone alert about an abducted child prompted widespread complaints.

At 11.36pm on Thursday night, police in Ontario issued an amber alert for Riya Rajkumar, 11, after police feared the girl’s father had kidnapped her. Shortly after the alert was issued, police found her body, but they said that calls from the public helped them locate and arrest her father, Roopesh Rajkumar.

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Source: The Guradian

Portland police and far-right leader had friendly relationship, texts reveal

Today 08:04 GMT

Text messages between a Portland police bureau (PPB) officer and far-right leader Joey Gibson appear to show a warm and cooperative relationship and even exchanges of legal and tactical information.

First reported by Willamette Week, which obtained them with a public records request, the texts show months of exchanges between Gibson, the leader of the Patriot Prayer group, which has staged sometimes violent rallies in the city for almost two years, and Lt Jeff Niiya, head of the PPB rapid response team, which patrols political rallies.

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Source: Global News

Father charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 11-year-old girl subject of Amber Alert: police

Today 08:03 GMT

Peel Regional Police say a 41-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of his 11-year-old daughter, who was the subject of an Amber Alert, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Peel police disappointed over Amber Alert complaints for missing 11-year-old girl found dead. Meanwhile, police said 911 operators were busy fielding complaints early Friday from people who received the Amber Alert.

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Source: Fox News

Suspects questioned in Jussie Smollett case arrested, no charges: police

Today 10:49 GMT

Two suspects who were questioned about the alleged hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been arrested, Chicago Police told Fox News on Friday.

‘EMPIRE’ STAR JUSSIE SMOLLETT RECOUNTS ALLEGED HATE CRIME AS CHICAGO POLICE ID PERSONS OF INTEREST. Responding officers, according to a police report, found Smollett with a rope hanging from his neck. He alleged the men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and poured an "unknown chemical substance" on him.

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Source: The Guradian

Brazil dam disaster: police arrest eight employees of mining company

Today 10:49 GMT

Brazilian police have arrested eight employees of mining company Vale SA accused by state prosecutors of covering up weaknesses at a dam that collapsed and likely killed more than 300 people.

The arrests and search warrants targeted employees of Vale as well as employees of German auditing firm TÜV SÜD, which had certified the dam as stable. Police also carried out 14 search warrants as part of the investigation, prosecutors in the mining state of Minas Gerais said.

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Source: The Guradian

Prince Philip will not be prosecuted over car crash, says CPS

Thursday 18:12 GMT

The Duke of Edinburgh will not be prosecuted after a car crash near Sandringham last month in which two other motorists were injured.

The CPS statement did not name the prince but referred to “a driver involved in a collision on the A149 at Sandringham”. Last weekend Buckingham Palace said he had voluntarily surrendered his driving licence after the incident in which his Land Rover Freelander overturned.

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Source: BBC

'No evidence' Empire actor attack was staged

Today 06:59 GMT

Local media reports about the attack being staged are "unconfirmed", Chicago police's chief communications officer said. "We have no evidence to support their reporting."

The actor thinks he was targeted because he's outspoken about President Trump - who when asked about the attack on Jussie said "That's horrible, it doesn't get worse". There were claims Jussie had told police his attackers were wearing the Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats that are associated with President Donald Trump.

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Source: Fox News

CEO of medical lab among victims in triple slaying in California gated community; suspect in custody

Today 05:09 GMT

The CEO of a medical lab was among the victims of a triple slaying at a gated community in Newport Beach, Calif., late Wednesday and police have taken a 27-year-old man into custody in connection with the deaths.

FORMER DEPUTY KILLED MOTHER, SISTER, THIRD VICTIM INSIDE HOME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GATED COMMUNITY, AUTHORITIES SAY. The suspect was arrested after being contacted by police Wednesday night in the emergency room at Irvine Medical Center, the Register reported.


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