Muslim auto-jihadist rampages in SanFrancisco, attacking even in Jewish neighborhood
Updated 6:13 p.m. -- As many as 14 people were injured this afternoon by a motorist who drove around San Francisco deliberately running them down before being arrested by police, who believe the same driver struck and killed a man earlier today in Fremont.And here's the part that noone else seemed to note:
At least one hit-and-run victim remained in critical condition this evening.
Reports of the incidents began pouring in at 12:47 p.m., police said.
Within a half-hour, San Francisco police had cornered and arrested 29-year-old Omeed Aziz Popal, who has addresses in Ceres (Stanislaus County) and Fremont.
Authorities suspect Popal was the same driver who ran over and killed a 54-year-old man in Fremont around noon.
That man, whose name was not immediately released, had been walking in a bicycle lane at Fremont Boulevard near Ferry Lane when he was struck and thrown into a field, where, as of 5:30 p.m., his body remained covered with a tarp.
That crash scene is just blocks from Popal's Fremont address, where he had most recently been living.
San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens said the attacks in the city occurred at 12 locations over a 20-minute period.
"The hits were intentional,'' he said, noting that police are treating them as assaults.
Gittens had no information about a possible motive.
Popal was arrested after patrol cars boxed in his black Honda SUV, its windshield and right front headlight smashed, outside a Walgreens store on Spruce Street between California and Mayfair in the Laurel Heights area.
A dental office manager, who identified herself only as Kira, watched from a second-floor window as police dragged the driver out of his vehicle.
"He was absolutely indifferent, no fear, no expression,'' she said. "He was like a zombie.''
Architect Jeremy Warms also saw police pull Popal out of the SUV and sit him down on the curb.
"He looked calm and pretty clean-cut, like a normal guy,'' Warms said. "He sat on the pavement for a good 25 minutes. I don't think anyone said anything to him. They put him in a police car and took him away.''
This evening, it was unclear exactly how many people had been injured, and in what order the incidents occurred. The police reported the following injuries:
-- Two people, one of them a child, were seriously injured on the 3500 block of California Street in Laurel Heights.
-- Three people were hit at California and Fillmore streets. Witnesses said they included a man with a broken hip and a woman with a gashed head.
-- Two people were seriously hurt at Bush and Pierce streets.
-- One person was seriously injured at Bush and Buchanan streets.
-- One person suffered minor injuries in an incident at 1850 Fillmore St.
-- Two other people suffered minor injuries when they were hit at Pine at Divisadero streets.
-- Two people were hit and suffered minor injuries at Divisadero and Bush streets.
The SUV struck two people in front of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on California Street, a few blocks from where the rampage ended.KRON's got a video of the road rampage here (via Gateway Pundit, who also notes that KRON has reported that three people were taken down to police HQ for questioning).
Blood covered the sidewalk in front of the center's gift store entrance, and 50 feet farther down the sidewalk lay a mangled bicycle.
Security cameras in front of the center captured images of the incident, which happened at 1:12 p.m., according to Aaron Rosenthal, spokesman for the community center.
Here's the CBS report, which confirms that Popal was the one who murdered the man at Fremont Boulevard:
One person was killed and at least 14 others injured when a rampaging man intentionally targeted pedestrians with his sport utility vehicle in San Francisco and Fremont on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.Witnesses said that he did not slow down during his road rampage. It also turns out that he had a traffic violation recorded last year. And, he "made comments" to arresting officers (via Webloggin). Wonder if they were akin to Mel Gibson's in any way?
The driver, a man from Fremont, was in San Francisco police custody. His name was not immediately released by police, but California Department of Motor Vehicles records show the license plate on the black Honda Pilot SUV is registered to Omeed A. Popal of Fremont.
An aide to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter was under investigation, told the Associated Press that Popal was the suspect in custody.
The spree apparently began around noon in the East Bay, where Fremont Police Sgt. Chris Mazzone said the driver struck and killed a 55-year old man walking along the side of the road on Fremont Blvd. near Ferry Lane.
Notice that the vehicle was painted black? That's the color of the monster's brain too (I hesitate to say heart, because he doesn't have one, period).
The Chronicle also notes:
...those involved in the investigation -- speaking on condition of anonymity -- discount any mental illness, saying the 29-year-old Afghanistan native seemed coherent, unrepentant and claimed that he repeatedly drove at pedestrians because he "just wanted to.''And because Islam is what drives his black-colored brain.
As the Anchoress points out, what's really disgusting about the news coverage is how the MSM continues to downplay and whitewash all the hard questions here. Those MSMers who commit the unpardonable sin of whitewashing should be boycotted.
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