Police call this an isolated event unrelated to homeland security. But it is related to Islam, and if the officer had died, wouldn't this be a terrorist attack? Given the events in Baltimore, shouldn't this be classified as a "hate crime?"
From CBS Minnesota
By Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One man was hospitalized Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
After the shots were fired, police blocked off a portion of Terminal 1 for several hours to investigate.
According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, which was called in to help with the investigation, airport police were responding to a report of suspicious persons in the terminal’s car rental ramp around 9:30 p.m.
As the officers were walking on the second level of the parking ramp, a vehicle deliberately drove at them. A press release states that police shot at the vehicle. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known. Authorities identified the suspect Sunday as 36-year-old Abdulkadir Sheikh Mahmoud. Once he’s out of the hospital, he’ll be facing aggravated assault charges.
Sheriff Rich Stanek said officers were interacting with a vehicle when a second vehicle intentionally drove at officers who were on foot. The suspect in the vehicle, identified as Mahmoud, attempted to run over the officers and he was shot. Authorities said the suspect drove at officers without notice or provocation.
The release also states that an officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Stanek said they believe the incident was isolated and does not appear to have any ties to homeland security.