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'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport, is chased by F-15 jets and then crashes in the sea

'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport, is chased by F-15 jets and then crashes in the seaTwo F-15 fighter jets were scrambled on Friday evening after the unauthorised take-off on an aircraft from a Seattle airport prompted a major security alert. There were no passengers on board when it crashed about 30 miles later, according to local police, who said they knew the identity of the 29-year-old mechanic at the controls and believed him to be suicidal. Flights were halted in and out of Seattle's international airport. Passengers on airliners took to social media to relay messages from air crew as they were told their flights would not be taking off. Alaska Air said a Q400 twin-engined plane, operated by its subsidiary Horizon, was involved. We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) August 11, 2018 The unauthorised pilot could be earlier heard talking to air traffic control, in communications relayed on aviation websites, reporting that he believed one of his engines had failed. In response, he was told to stay low and over water.  Sitting on a plane at SeaTac Airport, a Horizon employee just hijacked an airplane. He is flying around the airport, he does not know how to land it. Happening right now. SeaTac airport.— Victoria (@Mickaleets) August 11, 2018 Witnesses described seeing the plane nose dive shortly after the F15s arrived in the vicinity. News crews following the story said they had spotted smoke coming from an island in southern Puget Sound just off the shoreline of Seattle.  #breaking smoke and flames barely visible on Ketron island. Witnesses tell me a commuter twin prop plane and two military aircraft were in area before what may be a crash. @KIRO7Seattlepic.twitter.com/tCcNvJBEVx— Terry Griffin (@TerryKIRO7) August 11, 2018 Law enforcement officers then tweeted that the plane had crashed and that they believed the pilot was suicidal. Stolen horizon airplane crashed into Ketron island. Preliminary info is that a mechanic from unknown airlines stole plane. Was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) August 11, 2018 Male is confirmed a suicidal male. Acted alone he is 29 year old Pierce county residence . We are working back ground on him now.— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) August 11, 2018 The US Coast Guard was sending a 45-foot vessel to the crash scene after witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke in the air, according to Petty Officer. Some flights resumed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport later in the evening, although west-bound departures remained on the ground.



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Man chased by bison in Yellowstone Park after getting out of car to taunt it

Man chased by bison in Yellowstone Park after getting out of car to taunt itA man was caught on video being chased by a bison after getting out of his car and taunting the animal at Yellowstone National Park. “The individual’s behaviour in this video is reckless, dangerous, and illegal,” said the statement posted on Facebook.



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Shooter Ran Victims Off the Road and Chased Them on Foot, Family Says

Shooter Ran Victims Off the Road and Chased Them on Foot, Family SaysThe gunman, identified by authorities as Kevin Neal, killed Michelle McFadyen and wounded her husband, Troy



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Gunman ran victims off road, chased them on foot

Gunman ran victims off road, chased them on footMichelle McFadyen was driving to the store with her husband when the couple strayed into the path of a shooting rampage in their small Northern California town.



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Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald Trump

Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald TrumpA Florida man being chased by police phoned 911 and asked a dispatcher to contact the White House so he could speak to his “close friend,” President Donald Trump.



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Texas church massacre: Have-a-go-heroes shot and chased after Sutherland Springs gunman who killed 26

Texas church massacre: Have-a-go-heroes shot and chased after Sutherland Springs gunman who killed 26A have-a-go-hero helped prevent further victims of the Sutherland Springs gunman by shooting the suspect and then chasing him with another hero, it emerged on Monday. Stephen Willeford, who lives near the Texas church targeted yesterday, grabbed his own rifle and rushed to confront Devin Kelley after being told an attack was under way by his daughter. As the 55-year-old arrived outside the church he came face-to-face with Kelley. Mr Willeford, a plumber with no military experience, shot him in the side through a gap in his body armour, forcing the killer to flee. Johnnie Langendorff, left, and Stephen Willeford helped stop the gunman Mr Willeford and another passing resident, Johnnie Langedorff, then chased him at almost 100 miles per hour in a car as the wounded killer tried to make a getaway after taking a hostage. Kelley is said to have killed 26 people – including a child aged five – when he stormed into the church on Sunday dressed in black tactical gear and armed with an assault rifle. Have-a-go-hero chases down Sutherland Springs gunman 01:47 Freeman Martin, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said: “The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle, and fled from the church. The man then chased the gunman.” Mr Langedorff said: “He got a little bit of a jump on us. So we were doing about 95 miles per hour, going around traffic and everything.  “He just lost control and that’s when I put the vehicle in park. The other gentleman jumped out and had his rifle drawn on him and he didn’t move after that.” Suspect Devin Kelley Credit:   Mr Langendorff told KSAT television that he was acting on instinct to try to prevent the suspect from escaping. He said the member of the community asked for help and got into Mr Langendorff's truck. They took off at high speed in pursuit of the gunman on a nearby highway as police were going in the opposite direction toward the church. Mr Langendorff said the gunman eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed. He said the other civilian walked up to the vehicle with his gun drawn and the suspect did not move. He stood guard over the gunman until police arrived five to seven minutes later. Mr Langendorff said: "I was strictly just acting on what's the right thing to do." Social media users have heaped praise on him. How the Texas church mass shooting unfolded One wrote on his Facebook page: “Well done, Johnnie! You’re a true patriot and a hero. Thank you for coming to the aid of those in need, at such a terrible time.” Kelley was found a short distance away in his crashed vehicle, dead from a bullet wound. He had several more guns in his car, but the hostage was unhurt.  Police believe Kelley committed suicide. The local sheriff said relatives of the gunman sometimes worshipped at the church but were not there during Sunday's attack. "We know that his ex-in-laws or in-laws came to church here from time to time," Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. told CNN in an interview. "They were not here yesterday." Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Credit: KSAT via AP President Donald Trump praised Mr Willeford for preventing further casualties, as he ignored questions about whether the US needs to consider tightening gun laws. Speaking at a news conference in Japan, Mr Trump said: “Fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction, otherwise it would have been – as bad as it was – it would have been much worse.” Kelley served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, and was jailed for one year in 2012 on two counts alleging assault on his wife Danielle Shields and their child. In 2014, he was kicked out of the military. Old school friends described Kelley, who lived in nearby New Braunfels, Texas, as a “creep” who made no secret of his anti-religious views. Local TV images as police look at the alleged gunman's car  Nina Rose Nava, who went to school with Kelley, said: “He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism.’ On Kelley’s Facebook page, he appeared to have a fascination with guns. He had recently shared a photo of an AR-15 style gun with the caption: ‘She’s a bad b—-” Kelley’s mother-in-law, Michelle Shields, is understood to be a parishioner at the First Baptist Church and was friends on social media with First Baptist Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife. The shooting comes just over a month after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of a hotel-casino, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500.



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Texas shooting: Hero plumber who chased gunman says he 'needed to be stopped'

Texas shooting: Hero plumber who chased gunman says he 'needed to be stopped'Johnnie Langendorff said he was driving in front of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs when another man Stephen Willeford began trading rifle fire with the assailant. Mr Willeford “jumped in my truck and said: ‘He just shot up the church, we got to get him’,” Mr Langendorff said.



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Man Who Chased After Texas Suspect: 'Why Wouldn't You Want To Take Him Down?'

Man Who Chased After Texas Suspect: 'Why Wouldn't You Want To Take Him Down?'When Johnnie Langendorff witnessed a shootout between the suspected gunman wanted in the massacre at a Texas church and a neighbor, he decided to help.



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Man Who Chased After Texas Suspect: 'Why Wouldn't You Want To Take Him Down?'

Man Who Chased After Texas Suspect: 'Why Wouldn't You Want To Take Him Down?'When Johnnie Langendorff witnessed a shootout between the suspected gunman wanted in the massacre at a Texas church and a neighbor, he decided to help.



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Charlottesville far-right rally organiser is literally chased out of town

Charlottesville far-right rally organiser is literally chased out of townThe organiser of a white nationalist rally in Virginia was chased away from a news conference Sunday, a day after the event erupted in violence and left three people dead. Blogger Jason Kessler had to be escorted by law enforcement into a police station to avoid protesters.  Video of the incident shows Mr Kessler running with a police officer from an angry mob that heckled him, including a man who accused him of being responsible for the death of a woman killed during the anti-racism protests Saturday. Mr Kessler briefly made remarks before he fled, criticising the people who were booing him. "That hate that you hear around you, that is the anti-white hate," Mr Kessler said at his outdoor news conference in downtown Charlottesville. Police escort Jason Kessler, organiser of the 'Unite the Right' rally, as he is rushed away after a press conference at City Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia Credit: EPA He posted a video on social media saying police and city officials were responsible for the violence at Saturday's rally, and criticised them for how they handled Sunday's news conference. "I knew going in that I was putting my life in my hands, that's probably the last time I'm going to do that for quite some time," said Mr Kessler, who lives in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia. He also decried what he said has been slanted media coverage aimed at hurting President Donald Trump. Jason Kessler is rushed away after the press conference Credit: EPA  State police said they charged a Charlottesville man with misdemeanor assault and battery after a trooper observed him spit on Mr Kessler. The rally turned deadly Saturday when a car rammed into a group of people protesting against white supremacy.  One woman was killed and 19 others were injured. A police helicopter monitoring the event later crashed, killing two troopers on board. Jason Kessler falls into bushes, as he is rushed away from the disrupted press conference at City Hall Credit:  EPA Mr Kessler's profile has risen in the self-described "alt-right" community – an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism – as he publicized his fight to prevent the city from moving a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. In May, he was one of three people arrested after scuffles broke out by the statue. Police said Mr Kessler wouldn't obey an officer's commands to leave and was inciting others with a bullhorn. Jason Kessler is helped by police after being tackled by a woman  Credit:  REUTERS Later that month, he applied for a permit for Saturday's rally, which he told The Associated Press was partly over the statue removal decision but also because an "anti-white climate." Mr Kessler said he does not identify as a white nationalist but told the AP he is concerned about immigration creating an "ethnic cleansing" of white people. Mr Kessler said on his webpage that he's a graduate of the University of Virginia and the author of a novel and a book on poetry. His novel, Badland Blues, is about a homeless dwarf who wins the lottery and his poetry is a rumination on "debauchery, madness loneliness and death," according to descriptions on Amazon.  



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