Muslim man attempts to stab police at Columbus, Ohio airport

Posted by on January 8, 2015
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Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at Port Columbus Airport on Wednesday after police shot a man in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Chris Russell. AP.

Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at Port Columbus Airport on Wednesday after police shot a man in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Chris Russell. AP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Muslim man from Ohio tried to buy a plane ticket at the Columbus airport on Wednesday, then attempted to stab police officers, but was shot and killed.

A 41-year-old Ohio man armed with several knives tried to buy a plane ticket with a fake ID before being gunned down by police after lunging at an officer with a blade outside the Columbus airport”, police said.

Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed was acting very bizarre and tried to purchase a ticket to an undisclosed location using a woman’s ID. He had parked his car illegally outside the ticketing terminal, which was later to have suspicious items found inside.

Abdul-Rasheed spoke to an officer, but then lunged at him with a knife attempting to stab him. The officer stepped back and fired dropping the suspect momentarily, but he got up and charged again. A backup officer responded at which point the suspect quickly moved towards him with the knife forcing the officer to retreat backwards towards the terminal entrance where a third officer was positioned. The third officer shot multiple times killing the suspect.

When cops searched Abdul-Rasheed’s body, they discovered “additional knives.” Police called in a bomb squad to investigate the car and a search turned up “possible bomb-making materials,” and other “suspicious items,” officials said.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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