Abdulrahim Sulaiman is the same man who walked into an elementary school carrying a knife in February 2010. That was all just a mistake, we were told. He was lost and asking for directions, we were told. He worked for a defense subcontractor and had an impeccable record, we were told. And now this. Is he just a PCP-addicted psychopath who was looking for a chance to kill? Maybe. But it is intriguing that his victims at the gas station were apparently a Jew and a Sikh. Sudden Jihad Syndrome? Or perhaps more precisely in this case, extensively premeditated lone jihadi syndrome? The possibility should at very least be investigated.
“Stabbing suspect out of hospital, held on $1 million bail,” by Danielle Camilli for PhillyBurbs.com, August 17 (thanks to herr Oyal):
MOUNT HOLLY “” A Connecticut man struck on Interstate 295 after allegedly attacking two men at a Mansfield gas station admitted that he stabbed one of the victims, according to authorities, who asked that his $1 million bail remain during a court hearing Monday.
Abdulrahim Sulaiman, 25, of Bridgeport, had his first appearance in Superior Court since his arrest Aug. 5 after the serious crash on the highway in Bordentown Township.
After about a week’s stay in the hospital, Sulaiman, who was temporarily living in Pemberton Township, was sent to Burlington County Jail on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. […]
Sulaiman admitted to authorities that he stabbed a fuel deliveryman at the Valero gas station on Route 206 in Mansfield, but his motive for what authorities described as a random attack was still unclear, Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor John Brennan said.
Sulaiman is not a United States citizen, but is in the country legally, Brennan said. He has ties to Iraq and a juvenile record, he said.
Court records also show that Sulaiman was arrested and charged with possession of PCP in Camden County in June. The charge was downgraded to a municipal offense. The disposition of the case was not available Tuesday.
At the time of the alleged attacks, Sulaiman was working at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for defense subcontractor Akima Logistics, which is located on the base.
On Wednesday, Neal Cooksey, senior corporate counsel for Akima, confirmed that Sulaiman has worked on the base at various times since November 2010 and was an employee at the time of the attack.
Cooksey said Sulaiman wasa [sic] role player in training exercises to help troops preparing to deploy overseas. Role players help simulate conditions the troops may encounter. Akima Logistics is “a major provider of role-player and foreign-language-speaking training support at U.S. Army installations,” according to its website. […]
Jacob Brodetsky, 43, of Cherry Hill, was filling gas tanks when Sulaiman exited a station bathroom and stabbed him in the neck, shoulder and back. Brodetsky was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and at one point was in critical condition. He has since been released, authorities said.
Sulaiman also attacked a station attendant, Amarbir Singh, 26, of East Windsor, who tried to assist Brodetsky, authorities said. Singh was not hurt….