On Thursday night, a pick up truck travelling at a very high speed struck five in Washington DC, including two city cops. Two men who were in the truck were arrested and a weapon was found in the truck. DC Police Chief says terrorism can’t be ruled out, which makes me suspect that it is. Police have not named the two they arrested and by virtue of the fact that they are considering terrorism as a motive, that leads me to believe they are Muslim. Liberal police departments always try to ignore terrorism in every attack.
At a news conference outside the hospital, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the officers were struck by a vehicle “traveling at a high rate of speed.”
The second officer was in serious condition, police said. And a woman who works for DDOT as a traffic control aide was struck by the pickup truck and was in serious condition. Both suffered injuries were believed to be nonlife threatening, Newsham said.
The chief said police arrested two people from the truck and were interviewing them Thursday night.
A questioner at the media conference asked whether terrorism might have been a motive for the pickup truck driver. Newsham said police did not have a motive for the incident, and that the department was not ruling anything out.
“We have to look at that very closely. We do not have a motive at this time,” Newsham said.“ I feel horrible. I have two of my officers in there, unnecessarily in hospital.”
Police recovered a weapon from the pickup truck, Newsham said. He declined to identify the type of weapon it was.
A male driver of the white pickup truck, and a passenger, was also transported to a hospital.
“He hit [a garbage truck] hard enough to drive it up on the sidewalk,’’ D.C. fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said of the pickup driver.
Katie Vincentz, 23, was with friends inside the Tryst coffee house when the sound of the crash sent her rushing into the street to see what happened.
“It was a horrifying screech. The entire street went quiet it was so loud,” Vincentz said.