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Wendy Martinez: Police Believe Stabbing May Have Been Racially Motivated

Wendy Martinez: Police Believe Stabbing May Have Been Racially MotivatedA suspect has already been arrested in connection with the murder.



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Logan Circle stabbing: Police arrest suspect over death of Wendy Martinez killed while jogging in Washington

Logan Circle stabbing: Police arrest suspect over death of Wendy Martinez killed while jogging in WashingtonA suspect was arrested in the stabbing death of a female jogger that has shaken Washington DC this week. Wendy Karina Martinez was running in Logan Circle, a low-crime residential neighbourhood, when Anthony Crawford allegedly stabbed her in the neck in an “unprovoked attack,” police chief Peter Newsham said during a press conference. Police said surveillance footage and community tips played a crucial role in identifying and locating the 23-year-old suspect, ending an exhaustive manhunt that took place throughout the week.



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Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centre

Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centreAt least five people, three of them infants, have been stabbed at an in-home daycare centre in New York City, according to police. The stabbings occurred just before 4am in the Flushing neighbourhood, of the Queens borough at what authorities described as a “short-term residential facility” where all of the victims and suspect lived. Police said a 52-year-old woman allegedly stabbed a woman who works as a staffer in the facility eight times in the torso, then one of the babies’ fathers, as well as the three infants.



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Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centre

Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centreAt least five people, three of them infants, have been stabbed at an in-home daycare centre in New York City, according to police. The stabbings occurred just before 4am in the Flushing neighbourhood, of the Queens borough at what authorities described as a “short-term residential facility” where all of the victims and suspect lived. Police said a 52-year-old woman allegedly stabbed a woman who works as a staffer in the facility eight times in the torso, then one of the babies’ fathers, as well as the three infants.



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Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: Police

Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: PoliceAn arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.



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Right-wing demonstrations and counterprotests follow stabbing in Chemnitz, Germany

Right-wing demonstrations and counterprotests follow stabbing in Chemnitz, GermanyEighteen people were injured in rival demonstrations capping off a week marked by xenophobic protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, prompting Germany’s foreign minister to urge Germans to “get off our sofas” and speak up against racism. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent far-right protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday. On Saturday, 8,000 people answered a joint call by far-right party AfD and Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement to descend once again on the streets of the former communist city which was in the erstwhile East Germany.



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Amsterdam stabbing suspect had 'terrorist' motive, officials say

Amsterdam stabbing suspect had 'terrorist' motive, officials sayAn Afghan man shot by police at Amsterdam’s central station on Friday after stabbing two American tourists had a “terrorist” motive, city officials said on Saturday. The suspect, who was identified as a 19-year-old Afghan with a German residence permit, was questioned on Saturday in hospital where he was being treated for gunshot wounds to his lower body. “First statements made by the suspect indicate he had a terrorist motive,” Amsterdam city council said in a statement.



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US ambassador: Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are Americans

US ambassador: Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are AmericansAMSTERDAM (AP) — Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital's busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting the Netherlands, the U.S. ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act.



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Police investigate possible terror link to double stabbing at Amsterdam station

Police investigate possible terror link to double stabbing at Amsterdam stationA knife attacker on Friday stabbed two people at Amsterdam's Central Station before being shot by police in a suspected terror attack, Dutch police said. The suspect was identified late on Friday evening as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit. "We are seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive," Frans Zuiderhoek, Amsterdam police spokesman, told AFP. Witnesses described scenes of panic earlier as gunshots sounded and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday. "Around 12.10 a man in the west side tunnel of Amsterdam Central Station stabbed two other people and directly after that he was shot by the police," another police spokesman Rob van der Veen said, adding terrorism was not being ruled out by investigators. "The two people are very badly injured, and they were brought to the hospital," he said. "We are looking at all scenarios, also the worst scenario, which is terrorism." Policemen and forensic scientists are at work after a stabbing incident at the central station in Amsterdam Credit:  REMKO DE WAAL/AFP One witness said he saw a young man "stumble" into his flower shop at the station with a bleeding wound to his hand. "Shortly afterwards I heard some shots and I know something has gone badly wrong," Richard Snelders told the ANP news agency. A while later he saw another man lying on the ground nearby, he said. "The first thing that comes up in your mind is that it's a terror attack. After all, you are at Amsterdam Central Station. There was a lot of panic," Snelders said. Police quickly arrived at the scene with video images showing police ordering the suspect in English to "stay down" after he had been shot. "It happened really quickly," Mr Snelders said. Images posted on social media showed security guards ushering passengers towards exits and paramedics arriving at the scene with stretchers. Mr Zuiderhoek said the knifeman's condition was not life-threatening, but that he had been shot in the lower body. "At this moment he is under police custody in hospital. He is being questioned about his motive," Mr Zuiderhoek added. Dutch police were also in close contact with their German counterparts in regards to the suspect's background, he added. Policemen are at work after the stabbing incident  Credit: SEM VAN DER WAL/AFP Initially, police said that the station – located in the Dutch capital's historic canal-ringed city centre – had been evacuated and closed off to all rail traffic. However, police shortly afterwards issued an update to say there was "no talk" of a complete evacuation and that only two platforms had been closed off to passengers. A special police department opened a routine probe into why police shot the man. The Netherlands has so far been spared from the spate of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in the past few years. But amid reports that people linked to those attacks may have crossed into the country, senior Dutch security and intelligence officials have warned of an elevated risk. Passengers are pictured outside the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam  Credit:  GERMAIN MOYON/AFP Police declined to speculate on the reasons for Friday's incident, but the Afghan Taliban in a statement Thursday called for attacks on Dutch troops following plans by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders to stage a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in the Dutch parliament. The plan angered Muslims and sparked protests before Mr Wilders, who received several death threats, announced he was cancelling the competition, saying he wanted to "avoid the risk of making people victims of Islamist violence". About 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam.info travel guide.



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Nicki Minaj denies stabbing 'lying' ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuel

Nicki Minaj denies stabbing 'lying' ex-boyfriend Safaree SamuelNicki Minaj has denied claims by her ex-boyfriend that she stabbed him before he covered up the incident to prevent her being arrested. The rapper’s former partner, Safaree Samuels, described the alleged domestic abuse incident in a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday. Samuels, 37, claimed he had “almost died” in the supposed attack, but told police he had been trying to end his own life to avoid further repercussions for Minaj.



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