Police open fire on woman who ‘made threats’ in Paris train station

According to witnesses the 38-year-old woman, who was completely veiled, shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is Greatest”) and “made threats”, a police source said, adding that “police fired because they feared for their safety”. After passengers on a suburban train travelling from the eastern suburbs to Paris alerted police, agents managed to “isolate” the woman at…

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Flight school student arrested after 10 aircraft vandalized, solo flight denied

Martin County sheriff’s deputies on Monday arrested a flight school student after they said he vandalized 10 airplanes at Treasure Coast Flight School at Whitham Field in Stuart. Sumebh Singh, a 23-year-old student from India, became angry after school instructors would not allow him to take a solo flight, according to the sheriff’s office in…

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Poland investigates cyber-attack on rail network

Polish intelligence services are investigating a hacking attack on the country’s railways, Polish media say. Hackers broke into railway frequencies to disrupt traffic in the north-west of the country overnight, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported on Saturday. The signals were interspersed with recording of Russia’s national anthem and a speech by President Vladimir Putin,…

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Tokyo “Joker” train attacker says he was inspired by similar case

A man accused of attempted murder and arson while dressed in a Joker costume on a Tokyo train in 2021 said Tuesday that a similar incident a few months earlier inspired him to alter his original plan of going on a killing spree in Shibuya. Kyota Hattori, 26, who made the statement during his trial…

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Man admits to stabbing passengers in 2021 random Tokyo train attack

A 37-year-old man accused of attempted murder admitted Tuesday to stabbing three passengers in a random knife attack on a Tokyo commuter train in 2021, but his defense team argued his intent to kill was not firm in his first court hearing. Yusuke Tsushima is indicted for seriously injuring a then 20-year-old female university student…

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