“Police said the man walked into the [Nazareth Restaurant and Deli], had a conversation with an employee and then left,” cbsnews.com reports. “He returned about a half hour later. That’s when police said he approached a man and a woman who were sitting just inside the door at a booth and started the attack . . .
“He came to each table and just started hitting them,” [witness Karen Bass] told WBNS. “There were tables and chairs overturned, there was a man on the floor bleeding, there was blood on the floor.”
“I fell like five times. My legs felt like jelly. I just thought he was going to come behind me and slash me up,” she said, describing her frantic escape . . .
Police said employees and patrons tried to get the man to stop.
“Some of the patrons there started throwing chairs at him just trying to get him out of there,” Weiner said.
Success. The suspect left, without ballistic perforation. Police caught up with the homicidal maniac and finished the job.
Did I say maniac? I meant to say terrorist. Despite the media’s abject unwillingness to call a terrorist a terrorist until they see “Death to the infidels!” on his or her social media page, all signs point in that direction.
[CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff] Pegues reports the suspected attacker has a Somali background, and officials believe he may have traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. Pegues reports that law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop.
The aspiring killer didn’t murder anyone. But he managed to mutilate four patrons and traumatized many more.
I’m not sure how how well police can stop these “lone wolf” attacks. Probably not well at all. Meanwhile and in any case, don’t let these victims be you. Carry on.