Oxford standoff ends after shots exchanged

first_imgThames Valley Police said yesterday they were called to the scene at 1:15 pm yesterday afternoon and that they exchanged fire with an armed man.Thank you to everyone for your understanding and patience while we worked to resolve the incident safely. We are grateful for the support of members of the public and local businesses. If you’re coming in to Oxford today you should not experience any further disruption.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018 Residents, who were evacuated from the street, have gradually been allowed back into their homes. Some police are still at the scene but most of the road closures have now been lifted.Negotiations between police and the gunman continued yesterday and went into the early hours of the morning.Heavily armed police were seen at the scene along with sniffer dogs, ambulance services, and fire services. At one point, fire services unrolled a hose onto Paradise Street to use in the standoff.Earlier in the day, an Ambulance crew carried a stretcher through the cordon, but it was not used afterwards.Ambulance crew bringing through a stretcher now at Oxford shooting scene pic.twitter.com/uGKpME3NLW— Fred Dimbleby (@freddimbleby) May 7, 2018As the evening drew on, paramedics were seen carrying large lights through the police cordon.Ambulance crew just came through with large torches – this may continue for a while pic.twitter.com/1bc3XsKrTi— Fred Dimbleby (@freddimbleby) May 7, 2018Residents and onlookers gathered at a local pub on Paradise Street and said that the event had “brought them together”.Residents have been sitting outside this pub for most of the day, they say that the event has brought the street closer together pic.twitter.com/S0n864b1J1— Fred Dimbleby (@freddimbleby) May 7, 2018One resident told Cherwell: “ I woke up and there was a lot of shouting and dogs were fighting outside. I came outside and there were police cars everywhere – some marked and some unmarked. One up round the castle and round the road here.”Pembroke College, which is near the scene, warned students to avoid the area.In an email, seen by Cherwell, the Deputy Home Bursar said: “Due to an ongoing security incident, please be advised to avoid the Westgate Centre and the area around the Castle.” A standoff between police and a gunman near the Westgate centre has ended peacefully after 17 hours, according to police.A 24-year-old suspect was arrested at 3am this morning after negotiations with police at the scene.A firearms incident in Paradise Square, Oxford, has ended peacefully.All road closures have been lifted in the area. A small scenewatch remains in place.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018South Central Ambulance Service said that one person was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.Shortly before 3am today a 24-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018last_img read more

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted By Grand Jury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri has declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, reigniting violent demonstrations from months ago.St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the decision, which was condemned by the 18-year-old man’s family and supporters. President Barack Obama called for peace, but police and protestors clashed moments after the announcement  9 p.m. Monday.“There was a full investigation,” McCulloch said of the grand jury’s review of 75 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses. “They determined that no probable cause exists.”Two black women, one black man, six white men and three white women comprised the grand jury. They spent three months weighing the evidence to render their decision.Ferguson, Mo. has been a city of unrest since the shooting, with mass protests and demonstrations; many resulting in violent clashes with military-outfitted police and riot squads as well as the state National Guard capturing headlines around the world.Brown’s slaying reignited passionate discussions about racial tension in the United States and fueled debate regarding press freedoms.McCulloch, Obama and Brown’s family urged protestors to use the incident as an opportunity for positive change and not an excuse for violence.“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain,” Obama said, quoting Brown’s father, which later issued a statement saying he was disappointed by the decision.Those calls for peace appeared to be ignored, as protestors were seen on TV news reports throwing tear gas canisters back at police after police tried to disperse the crowd, once it turned unruly.Local businesses in the area had boarded up their windows and several schools in the area had closed early for Thanksgiving break, according to published reports, in anticipation of the verdict. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and also activated the Missouri National Guard.He stood with St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay Monday evening prior to the grand jury’s decision, jointly calling for “peace, respect and restraint.”“No matter what is announced,” said Dooley, “people will be emotional. I want people to think with their heads, not with their emotions.”“What happened to Michael Brown has deeply divided us,” said Slay, adding a message to protestors. “We will protect your right to peacefully assemble and speak your mind. [But violence and destruction of property] will not be tolerated.“The world will be watching us.”The U.S. Department of Justice is currently conducting a civil investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. That probe is ongoing, but it is unclear when it will be completed.last_img read more

Mourinho entertains former side

first_imgPremier League leaders Chelsea will look to restore their seven point lead at the top of the table this afternoon.They face Manchester United at Old Trafford at 4pm.The match also sees Jose Mourinho host his former side for the first time as United boss.Meanwhile Celtic go to Ross County this lunchtime as they look to go all the way to the end of the Scottish Premiership season unbeaten. Brendan Rodgers’ side have already secured the title.The action kicks off at the Global Energy Stadium at 12:30pm. Photo © – pixabaylast_img read more

Tigers back Boyd, rout Twins 8-2 in doubleheader opener

first_img WATCH US LIVE Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.It was the first quality start of the season for Boyd (1-4), who was Detroit’s opening day starter. The left-hander allowed one earned run and four hits with six strikeouts. Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer off him in the sixth, but by then the Tigers had built a comfortable lead.Detroit has won five of its last seven.The Tigers hit Minnesota starter Randy Dobnak (5-2) hard, and they could have won by more if they hadn’t grounded into four double plays in the seven-inning game.Dobnak allowed six runs and 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings.Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the second when Christin Stewart hit an RBI double off the glove of left fielder Eddie Rosario. Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly for Minnesota to bring home an unearned run in the third, but Jonathan Schoop’s run-scoring single put the Tigers back ahead in the bottom half.Stewart hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and Austin Romine’s RBI single made it 4-1.Dobnak departed with the bases loaded in the fifth. Jorge Bonifacio then hit a two-run single off reliever Lewis Thorpe. Niko Goodrum, the second runner to score on that play, was initially called out at the plate, but a Minnesota infielder appeared to have impeded Goodrum’s path between second and third. Third base umpire Manny Gonzalez called interference, and Goodrum’s run was awarded.Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double in the sixth for his 2,839th career hit. He’s now tied with Tigers great Charlie Gehringer for 50th on the career major league list.The series opener between these teams Thursday was called off amid athlete protests for racial justice. Then a doubleheader Friday was postponed because of the weather.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (bruised ribs) said he’s been able to play catch recently. He was hit by a line drive Aug. 21. “Looks like I got kicked in the chest by a horse,” he said. … Manager Rocco Baldelli said 3B Josh Donaldson (calf) could potentially be back during the team’s next homestand.UP NEXTTarik Skubal (0-1) takes the mound for Detroit against Minnesota’s Matt Wisler (0-1) in the second game of the doubleheader.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 08:21 IST Tigers Back Boyd, Rout Twins 8-2 In Doubleheader Opener Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday LIVE TV FOLLOW US Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News First Published: 30th August, 2020 08:21 IST COMMENTlast_img read more