A strange incident, from AP, with thanks to Ron:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the unusual behavior of a New York truck driver who was pulled over for speeding and then shot during a confrontation with a state trooper has prompted them to investigate possible terrorist ties.
Mohammed Medhat Karim, 46, was pulled over Monday by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas C. Kilpatrick for speeding on U.S. Highway 64 in Wayne County, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville.
As Kilpatrick was returning with the citation, authorities said Karim backed into the trooper’s car, and “there was a confrontation at that time.”
Kilpatrick fired several shots, striking the driver in his chest, according to reports. Karim somehow took the gun away from the trooper, got back in his rig and drove about a mile before apparently realizing he had been shot and pulled over, authorities said. He was then arrested.
“It’s a very strange set of circumstances,” said District Attorney General Mike Bottoms, who called for the probe. “We’re trying to find out why a driver would act the way this one did for a speeding ticket.”
Maybe because Mohammed Medhat Karim was up to something?