Policeman Ambushed in the Name of Islam
“An absolute ambush”
A man claiming to have acted in the “name of Islam” ambushed a Philadelphia police officer last night at around 11:30 p.m., shooting 13 times through the driver’s side door. Three of the rounds struck the officer in his left arm, breaking it and causing severe damage.
We are grateful for the outpouring of support for our brave officer,Jesse Hartnett.Please keep him in your thoughts & prayers as he recovers
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 8, 2016
Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was able to shoot back and call for help. He struck the suspect 3 times.
In the “name of Islam.”
The FBI is now involved in the investigation, based on the suspect’s confession of doing it in the “name of Islam.” The suspect stated “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic state. That is why I did what I did.”
Police have a video of the incident, which was taken from a nearby surveillance camera.
“This is absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming.” Police Commissioner Richard Ross
Call for help
“Shots fired…I’m shot. I’m bleeding heavily. Be advised, officer did strike this male. He’s also hit. We’re going to need a unit for him as well.” Officer Hartnett audio
Though wounded, Officer Hartnett was able to call for help and advise dispatch of the need for ambulances not only for himself, but the suspect. After surgery, the officer is listed in stable condition on Friday. He is a 5 year veteran of the Philadelphia police force… an immensely lucky one. Though his commander said he will have a “long road to recovery,” he is expected to be okay. Hartnett is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
The suspect was wearing “several layers of clothing.” (Translation, long white robe or “Muslim garb”). Officers quickly arrested him, although he did flee the scene. He was identified as Edward Archer, 30, and police believe he is from Yeadon. His condition is unknown.
Typical government response
The new Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, (obviously a liberal) immediately whined- yes whined- about “too many guns on the streets.” He stated that this man’s motive was unknown, but he was “Certain it had nothing to do with Islam.” So the man’s own confession isn’t good enough. Figures.
How about too many Islamic terrorists on the streets? You take away their guns and they will come after you with knives. In this case, his mother says he has been “hearing voices” so you can expect this to be labelled just another mentally ill person. Then we’ll be right back to the gun control debate again.