“’There’s no doubt he was directly targeting police officers,’ Marsico said. The DA added that El-Mofty recently traveled to the Middle East.”
The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“Gunman killed after targeting Pennsylvania cops in shooting rampage,” by Katie Honan, New York Daily News, December 23, 2017:
A gunman hell-bent on shooting cops was killed in a firefight with police in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, authorities said.
During his rampage, Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, did manage to hit one cop with a bullet, Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said. That officer is in stable condition.
El-Mofty began his spree at 4:10 p.m. when he opened fire on a Capitol Police car near the State Capitol building in Harrisburg, according to Marsico.
The gunman jumped in a car and chased a Pennsylvania State trooper into a nearby residential neighborhood with guns blazing, hitting the officer once, Marsico said.
El-Mofty, who had at least two 9-mm handguns on him, then fired multiple shots at officers from the Harrisburg and Pennsylvania State police departments. He was killed during the shootout.
“There’s no doubt he was directly targeting police officers,” Marsico said. The DA added that El-Mofty recently traveled to the Middle East….