Friday, January 08, 2016

Gunman pledging allegiance to Islamic State shoots Philly cop

Sorry, but you just don't hear about stories such as this one involving other religions.

Hours after he shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm Thursday night, Edward Archer confessed to investigators that he had acted "in the name of Islam," authorities said.

"I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that's why I did what I did," Archer told detectives, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark.

Investigators are still working to determine whether the 30-year-old Yeadon man had any ties to terrorist groups or whether he had acted alone.
The wounded cop, Jesse Hartnett, is in critical but stable condition.

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