Police: Oklahoma shooting suspect spoke online about demon possession

Police and emergency personnel surround the scene of a shooting at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP)
Updated 26 May 2018
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Police: Oklahoma shooting suspect spoke online about demon possession

  • Police say Tilghman shot and wounded a woman and two girls at an Oklahoma City restaurant.
  • Police say his victims are in good condition.

OKLAHOMA CITY: Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.
Police spokeswoman Megan Morgan says investigators believe the page is that of 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman, who was fatally shot outside the Louie’s On The Lake restaurant Thursday night.
The Facebook page uses the same selfie as a YouTube channel where a man describes demons possessing his TV and being surrounded by computers. He calmly begs for help from “a real human.”
Police say Tilghman shot and wounded a woman and two girls at the restaurant. Officials said Friday they were in good condition.
Authorities also said Tilghman had no criminal record outside of a 2003 arrest for domestic assault and battery. He was 13 at the time.


FBI: Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House

Updated 17 January 2019
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FBI: Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House

  • 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb was arrested in a sting after he traded his car for weapons
  • The FBI says Taheb planned to use an improvised explosive device and anti-tank rocket in a suicide attack
ATLANTA, Georgia: Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man they say was planning to attack the White House.
An FBI agent’s affidavit says 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming, Georgia was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for weapons. He’s charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the US using fire or an explosive.
US Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak says Taheb planned to use an improvised explosive device and anti-tank rocket. The affidavit says Taheb planned to die in the attack.
The affidavit says local law enforcement contacted the FBI in March after getting a tip from a member of the community. The tipster said Taheb had become radicalized, changed his name and planned to travel abroad.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Taheb had an attorney who could comment.