1 Terror Attack? Christmas Market Shooting In France
France's interior minister has confirmed that three people are dead and a dozen more are hurt - some seriously - in a shooting near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. While officials haven't officially deemed the incident a "terror attack," they admit it has the hallmarks of one. As for the suspected shooter, he is still on the run - and authorities say they do know who he is. The city on the border with Germany is effectively on lockdown as police look for the shooter. According to French media, gendarmes had attempted to arrest the man for a separate crime at his home in southeast Strasbourg earlier in the day. And while he wasn’t home officers did engage in a search and reportedly found “grenades” in his apartment. Strasbourg has one of the most popular Christmas markets in the country, with millions of people visiting each year.
2 Three Officers Shot While Serving A Warrant In Texas
The suspect accused of shooting three law enforcement officers in northeast Texas is dead, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The suspect, who has been identified as Daniel Trevino, reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies say Trevino fired shots at SWAT team members yesterday during a standoff when law enforcement tried executing a search warrant. A Harris County deputy and two officers from the Texas Attorney General's Office, identified as Captain Wes Hensley and Sergeant Mark Rychen of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, were all wounded in the shooting. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said one deputy was released from the hospital, and another was "in good spirits, surrounded by friends and family." The Sheriff also tweeted, "All three officers are awake and alert. Expected to survive their injuries. Thank you for all of your prayers."
3 Trump Throws Down With Pelosi & Schumer In Front Of Cameras
President Trump is threatening to shut down the government in a dispute over a massive border wall. In an extraordinary, feisty meeting with top congressional Democrats, Trump insisted he wants several billion dollars for the wall. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer are strongly resisting funding for a wall. Trump insisted that "big sections" of a wall are already being built on the southern border. He said border security is extremely important - and that he was fine with a government shutdown in order to get it done. Schumer repeatedly referred to such a closure as "Trump's shutdown" - the President didn't miss it. While he initially ignored the remark, he eventually addressed it - adding that he'd be proud should it come to pass. "I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame [the Democrats] for it. The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down."