U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement stated Tues. in that a Somali refugee charged with ramming his auto right in to a Canadian policeman, stabbing him after which injuring 4 people while leading officers on a high-speed chase over the weekend was ordered deported from the U.S. in 2011.
Jennifer Elzea, an ICE spokeswoman, stated Hasan Sharif Abdulahi was taken in to ICE’s custody in San Diego in Jul. of in that yr & in Sept. an immigration judicial judge ordered him sent back to Somalia.
Elzea stated Sharif was let go from custody two many months after then did not report as ordered for his removing on Jan. 24, 2012. She stated efforts to locate him have been unsuccessful.
Sharif faces 11 charges, together with 5 of tried homicide within the Sat. night attack in Edmonton, Alberta. Police officers have raised the potential of filing terrorism charges against Sharif 'cause there was an Islamic State flag in his auto & he was investigated in 2015 for espousing extremist views.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale stated Sharif, 30, entered Canada legally in 2012 & obtained refugee standing.
A Canadian official stated Sharif entered Canada from the U.S. The- official insisted on speaking anonymously 'cause he wasn’t approved to speak publicly concerning the case.
ICE listed the Sharif’s name with hardly totally different spelling, Abdullahi Hassan Sharif. However the Canadian official & a U.S. authorities official both stated it’s the same man.
The U.S. official stated hardly totally different spellings aren’t unusual. She additionally agreed to debate the matter provided in that not quoted by name, 'cause she was approved to debate sure details of the case.
A preliminary hearing for Sharif opened Tues. still was recessed so he can find a lawyer. He appeared on closed-circuit tv & followed proceedings with the assistance of an interpreter. The- suspect spoke briefly with a lawyer who stepped forward to assist.
The hearing was held over until Nov. 14, still might resume sooner if Sharif can hire a lawyer before then.
Edmonton cops officers allege they consider Sharif acted alone throughout the collection of assaults, which started around eight:15 p.m. Sat. as cops officers Constable Mike Chernyk was dealing with crowd control outside a Canadian Football League game at a stadium just northeast of downtown.
Chernyk was hit by a rushing white Chevy Malibu in that rammed via a barrier & sent him flying via the air. The- driving force got out, pulled out a large knife and commenced stabbing Chernyk as he lay on the bottom. The- officer fought back, & the suspect fled on foot.
Chernyk suffered cuts on his face & scrape on his arms still was let go from a hospital & is predicted to make a full recovery.
Police officers distributed the name & physical description of the Malibu’s registered owner & arrange roadblocks, & officers stopped the suspect, now driving a U-Haul truck, hours after at a checkpoint.
The driving force took off towards downtown with cops officers in high-speed pursuit, & the truck struck 4 pedestrians alongside the best way. The- chase continued until the truck crashed on its side. Officers used a stun gun on the driving force & took him in to custody.
Two of the 4 pedestrians stay hospitalized, one with a fractured skull.