Toronto police have arrested a prisoner who escaped from Mount Sinai Hospital last week. Officers said Andrew Smith, 36, was at the hospital for an undisclosed medical condition when he got away from his guards. He was brought into custody around 6 p.m. Thursday, and will appear in an Old City Hall courtroom on Friday.
Smith was charged with carrying a knife and threatening to kill a University of Toronto security guard.
His escape has prompted the police s Professional Services Unit to investigate police protocol for supervising prisoners at hospitals.
Jihadi broke into Parliament as gates opened for a car carrying the Metropolitan Police’s Acting Commissioner
KHALID Masood broke into Parliament as gates opened for a car carrying Met Police Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey. The chief watched helpless in horror as the knifeman ran past his Range Rover waiting to go through Carriage Gates from the Commons.
Craig Mackey watched in horror as the jihadi ran past his Range Rover armed with a knife
PC Keith Palmer and another unarmed colleague challenged the jihadi while armed colleagues supposed to be behind them were apparently elsewhere. Burly Masood shrugged Pc Palmer s colleague off before repeatedly stabbing him in the neck and armpit leaving his stab-proof vest useless to protect him.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon s two Met Police close protection officers were sitting in a Land Rover in New Palace Yard and were alerted by shouts.
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They opened fire on the knifeman, hitting him with three bullets. Masood was a short distance from an entrance the Commons chamber where MPs were voting on pensions. A Cabinet Brexit meeting was also taking place as the heart of British democracy came under attack.
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An urgent review of security was carried out in the wake of the incident which began at 2.40pm on Wednesday when Masood ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two members of the public and injuring at least 40. The thick-set attacker, clad in black, smashed his rented Hyundai 4×4 into railings at the side of Parliament on Bridge Street. Wielding two large knives, he then ran 30 yards round the corner to the ornamental Carriage Gates allowing MP s vehicle access to the underground car park but banned to the public from entering.
Mackey addresses the media after a minute’s silence was observed outside New Scotland Yard A fund to help Keith Palmer’s bereaved family has raised over 300,000 American tourist Kurt Cochran was on a tour of Europe with his wife when he was fatally injured during the atrocity Teacher and mum-of-two Aysha Frade died on Westminster Bridge during the atrocity Theresa May praises MP Tobias Ellwood who tried to save PC Keith Palmer after London terror attack on Westminster
The Sun can reveal how the left hand gate was open at the time to allow Acting Commissioner Mackey s official car out of the Palace of Westminster after he had attended a security meeting there. One source said : It was incredible timing and very bad luck that the gates were opened just at that moment.
He ran into New Palace Yard as the acting commissioner was sitting there in his car looking on.
He was then challenged by Pc Palmer and a colleague but two armed officers who were supposed to be there were not in position.
It is thought that their attention may have been diverted by the noise of the car crashing and people yelling in panic. Acting Commissioner Mackey is being treated as a significant witness and therefore cannot take any direct role in the investigation.
The Met s response to the attack is being handled by acting deputy commissioner Mark Rowley and Assistant Commissioner Pat Gallan.
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An immediate security review carried out into the horror will be followed by a major scrutiny of protection at all Government buildings and potential targets. Questions were raised about the failure of armed police supposed to have been on guard at Carriage Gates to prevent Masood entering Parliament. Commons authorities are said to have been aware the Carriage Gates entrance was a “weak” spot following a previous security breach.
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A 21-year-old Maryland man pushed a police horse in downtown St. Petersburg on March 18, according to an arrest report. Alexander Luke Fahmy was kicked out of Yard of Ale on First Avenue N about 1:45 a.m. He pushed a bar security guard and took a “fighting stance,” an officer wrote. The officer, part of St. Petersburg police’s mounted unit, positioned his horse in between Fahmy and the security guard to prevent a fight. That’s when Fahmy pushed the horse in the face, police said. When an officer tried to detain him, Fahmy refused to put his hands behind his back, according to the report. He faces charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.
Pinellas Park man ate marijuana during traffic stop, deputies say
A man stopped by a deputy on 118th Avenue N on March 19 tried to eat marijuana so an investigator would not find it, according to an arrest report. Calvin Clarkson, 37, of Pinellas Park, faces a charge of tampering with physical evidence. A deputy pulled him over shortly before noon and smelled marijuana in the car, according to the report. The deputy did not list a reason for the traffic stop. Inside the car, the deputy wrote, he found a clear bag with a green leafy substance and a hole in the bottom. The deputy said he then asked Clarkson to open his mouth and saw multiple pieces of marijuana on Clarkson’s tongue.
Compiled by Zachary T. Sampson, Times Staff Writer