Update: The source we cited conflated two separate attacks on police last night, one in Columbus Ohio, and the other on Columbus Circle in New York City.
FELONIOUS ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICERS: Please RT news release & help us identify the suspect(s). This has to stop. pic.twitter.com/FhKEdNrH1l
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) July 21, 2016
The suspect who shot up businesses and then fired on police in Ohio has not been located and is still on the run.
The suspect who threw a hoax bomb at NYPD officers and who was surrounded in an SUV before being arrested happened in New York City. We’ve removed all references to that story in the article below.
No, we will not being citing that news outlet as source in the future.
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Here we go again.
Shots were fired in Columbus, Ohio last night in another apparent attempt to ambush police officers.
A large section of Columbus, Ohio was under lockdown last night after police were shot at by a man with a rifle. The police were responding to a call about shots fired near Columbus circle. When they arrived at scene, they came under fire. Police cordoned off a large section of town, including a long stretch of Cleveland Avenue.
Based upon reports for various media sources, the would-be cop-killer appears to have randomly fired shots into local businesses and vehicles to lure police into the area, and then engaged officers as they arrived on the scene. Fortunately for the responding officers, the suspect was unable to make any hits.
The suspect is still on the loose.