Crime Cleveland police say five arrested in attempted Progressive Field break-in
Man arrested after attempted kidnapping of 2 boys in SF
San Francisco police arrested a 44-year-old man accused of trying to kidnap two boys from a car Wednesday in the city’s Mission District, authorities said. The suspect, whose identity was not immediately released, reached into a family’s vehicle around 7 p.m. in the area of 17th and Sanchez streets to try and grab a 2-year-old and 4-year-old, according to San Francisco police. A person confronted the suspect and called authorities, who found the suspect and arrested him, police said. No injuries were reported. Police did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the incident. Check back for updates.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Five people were arrested early today attempting to break into Progressive Field and vandalize it, authorities say.
Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams said the five tried to enter the stadium between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. He said the five were protesters who were not from the city or Cuyahoga County, though they were from Ohio. They had various items with them, including fire starters and protest signs.
Williams said stadium security notified police, and officers made the arrests. Cleveland police did not provide the names and addresses of the people arrested.
Deadly fire at an animation studio in Japan: the suspect locked up
The fire killed 36 people in Kyoto in July 2019. The suspect himself was injured and spent several weeks in a coma. Japanese police announced on Wednesday that they had arrested the alleged perpetrator of the animation studio fire in Kyoto (west) last year, which left 36 people dead and 30 injured. The suspect himself was among the injured and was hospitalized for a long time.
“A lot of people come here to tear down our city; we can’t let that happen,” Williams said.
The arrests came on the last day of the city’s curfew, which stemmed from Saturday’s violent protests downtown. Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets as demonstrators burned police cars, vandalized the Justice Center and several buildings and attacked residents.
Police said 99 people were arrested, and dozens more on curfew violations. On Friday,, Brandon Althof-Long and Devon Poland, on federal weapons charges stemming from the protests, authorities said.
“The curfew works,” Williams said. “The curfew works.”
On Wednesday, Cleveland attorney Mark Ondrejech sought to block the curfews, saying they were based on the whim of Mayor Frank Jackson. He said the city had calmed since the violence of last weekend. The city’s last curfew expired at 6 a.m. Friday.
“Once there is violence against people or property, we have to take action,” Jackson said Friday.
Asked about possible protests this weekend, Williams said: “We’re prepared. We’re prepared.”
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Police: Man carrying 3 explosives arrested at NY hospital .
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A man who was dressed in tactical gear was found with three explosive device in his backpack at a Long Island hospital and has been arrested on weapons and drug charges, police said Wednesday. The man, Robert Roden, 33, had walked into the emergency room at Stony Brook University Hospital around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, acting suspiciously, according to police. University police officers were called to the scene by a hospital security guard, took Roden into custody and found a “suspicious package” in his backpack, authorities said. When officers searched his bag, they found three explosive devices inside, police said in a statement.