Ohio Machete Assailant Was Known to FBI
Sun, February 14, 2016
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Police officers say they identified the man who carried out a machete attack in Ohio as 30 year old Mohamed Barry. Barry attacked four people with a machete in a restaurant in Columbus Ohio then fled the scene in a car February 10.
He was shot and killed after police officers gave chase. After they forced him from his vehicle, Barry tried to stab one of the officers with the machete and was shot twice.
He also reportedly asked where the owner of the restaurant was from and began his attack upon finding out the restaurant was owned by an Israeli.
The FBI had been investigating Barry four years ago in connection with radical views. Although his name remained in a database, he was not being monitored at the time of the attack.