Boulder shooting suspect moved to undisclosed facility due to possible threats: Official

first_imgDanHenson1/iStockBy MATT GUTMAN and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(BOULDER, Colo.) — The 21-year-old accused of gunning down 10 people at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store has been moved to a facility outside the county due to potential threats, according to authorities.Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was first put on suicide watch when he was processed at the Boulder County Jail this week, which is protocol for high-profile suspects, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carrie Haverfield told ABC News.But correctional officers there heard “rumblings” of threats against Alissa, so deputies took “proactive precautions” to ensure Alissa’s safety by moving him to an undisclosed facility, Haverfield said.It’s unclear whether Alissa remains on suicide watch, but Haverfield said he is in “protective custody.”Alissa, of Arvada, Colorado, was taken into custody about 50 minutes after the Monday afternoon shooting was reported. He spent one night in the hospital for a leg wound before being booked into jail on Tuesday.He was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder as well as one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at a police officer who was not hurt.At a court appearance Thursday, prosecutors said additional charges are expected in the next few weeks.Defense attorneys said in court that more time is needed to assess Alissa’s mental health. He was held without bail and the judge ordered a status conference to take place in about 60 to 90 days.A possible motive has not been released.One of the 10 people killed was Boulder police officer Eric Talley, who was the first member of law enforcement to arrive at the scene. Talley’s handcuffs were used to transport Alissa to jail, Boulder police said.“Though this was a small gesture, we hope it is the start of the healing process that so many of us need at this time,” the police department tweeted.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oman reports second MERS cluster, 8 new cases, 2 deaths

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) today detailed eight more MERS-CoV cases in Oman, some of which—including two fatalities—are part of a second illness cluster, and others apparently part of an earlier cluster.Meanwhile, over the weekend and through today, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported four more MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases, mostly from Riyadh.Two health workers among latest Oman patientsLast month, Oman reported a cluster of five MERS-CoV patients in Al Batinah North governorate, all of them women from the same family.Today’s WHO update notes four more cases from Al Batinah North, and all are in women ages 30 to 77 who had secondary exposure, meaning they likely contracted the virus from another patient. One is a healthcare worker with an asymptomatic infection, and two of the other women are likewise asymptomatic. The fourth is hospitalized.The new cluster includes four men ages 30 to 68 from Ash Sharqiyah South governorate, which is in northeastern Oman, and three are considered secondary cases, though one also had exposure to camels. The source isn’t known for the fourth patient. The 30-year-old man is a healthcare worker.All four of the men have or had symptoms, with onsets ranging from Jan 27 to Feb 10. Two died from their infections.Whole-genome sequencing is under way to better clarify transmission patterns, and the agriculture ministry is investigating dromedary camel farms of one of the patients, and test results are pending. Also, the health ministry has stepped up infection prevention and control measures in emergency departments, particularly in triage areas.The WHO warned that infection prevention and control measures are critical for preventing the spread of MERS-CoV in healthcare settings, especially because the early phase of symptoms consists of nonspecific symptoms. The agency recommends standard precautions for all patients, droplet precautions for those with acute infection, contact precautions and eye protection in those with probable and confirmed cases, and airborne precautions when performing aerosol-generating procedures.As of Feb 21, health officials have identified and screened 69 contacts of the Al Batinah North patients and 57 contacts of the South Sharqiyah patients.The new illnesses boost the number of MERS-CoV cases in Oman this year to 13. Since its first case in 2013, the country has reported 24 cases, 7 of them fatal. Globally, the WHO has received reports of 2,357 MERS-CoV infections since 2012, 820 of them fatal. The vast majority are from Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia reports 4 more casesSaudi Arabian MOH, meanwhile, reported four new MERS-CoV cases, three of them in Riyadh, according to epidemiologic updates.Two of the Riyadh patients are women ages 39 and 55 who are listed as secondary MERS cases, suggesting possible household or healthcare exposure, according to the ministry’s epidemiologic week 10 report. Neither woman reported recent camel contact.The third patient from Riyadh is a 62-year-old man who had contact with camels and is listed as a primary case, the MOH said in an update to its epidemiologic week 9 report. He is currently hospitalized.The fourth new case involves a 61-year-old man from Al Duwadimi in central Saudi Arabia about 120 miles west of Riyadh who is listed as a secondary case-patient, meaning he was likely exposed by a sick person. The MOH noted his case today in its epi week 10 update.The latest infections push Saudi Arabia’s MERS-CoV total so far this year to 87, which includes 51 from Wadi ad-Dawasir, where a large hospital outbreak was recently reported, along with some illnesses linked to camel exposure.See also:Mar 4 WHO statementMar 3-4 Saudi MOH epidemiologic week 10 reportMar 2 Saudi MOH epidemiologic week 9 reportlast_img read more

Kenai Teacher Shares Defining Moment on Memorial Day

first_imgFelchle: “Today is about the dear men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our great nation. Today is their defining moment. It defines them of how truly great they were and still are today.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It took Kenai Middle School teacher Ken Felchle almost a decade to speak publicly about Memorial Day, but the impact of his ‘defining moment’ was felt keenly by the crowd spilling out of Kenai’s Leif Hansen Memorial Park. He paused before honoring two high school friends… Felchle: “I don’t mean to say that this time in our lives is more valuable than our marriage to our spouses or the birth of our children; it is simply the time in our lives that many of us had to overcome our greatest challenges. In other words, it defined us.” But, he insisted, Memorial Day isn’t about those who returned home.center_img SFC Retired Ken Felchle of the Alaska National Guard gave the keynote address, speaking personally about the honor of serving one’s country, saying of all his experiences, his time in the military meant the most and is missed the most dearly… Felchle: “Military service to our country over the years is something that our society has honored, and unfortunately dishonored at times during out nation’s history.” Felchle: “For the past ten years, I have been coming to this wonderful event, laying two poppy flowers on the wreaths in front of us, in honor and memory of two of my high school friends, who like myself decided to serve our country in military service. Unlike me, they are no longer with us. I have never had the opportunity to publicly state their names and would like to do that for you today. Staff Sargent Lance Koenig, who died in 2004 from a roadside bomb while on a mission in Iraq. And Staff Sargent Carlos Smith, who died in 2006 after cutting himself free from another soldier while conducting an airborne mission, so both would not suffer the same fateful death.”last_img read more

FIFA World Rankings: Super Eagles Drop One Spot To 35th

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one spot to 35th in the world in the latest FIFA men’s football world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time African champions failed to improve their position despite playing a 1-1 draw with five-time world champions Brazil in their last friendly match in Singapore. Nigeria occupy third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who occupy the top two positions.African champions Algeria are ranked fourth in Africa and 38th in the world. Morocco are fifth in Africa and 42nd in the world, while Egypt are 6th on the continent and 49th in the world. Meanwhile, the top four positions on the World Rankings remain unchanged from September with the only movement from Uruguay taking the place of Portugal in the top five.Belgium are still at number one while world champions France in second place. Five-time world champions Brazil are third in the world, while 2018 World Cup semifinalists England remained in fourth position. Uruguay move one spot up to fifth.Africa Top 10Senegal (20)Tunisia (29)Nigeria (35)Algeria (38)Morocco (42)Egypt (49)Ghana (51)Cameroon (52)DR Congo (54)Cote d’Ivoire (56)RelatedNigeria Drops in Latest FIFA RankingNovember 30, 2018In “FIFA”Super Eagles Move Up In Newest FIFA RankingApril 12, 2018In “National Team”Super Eagles Benefit From International Break in Latest FIFA RankingsApril 4, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more