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| January 27, 2022


Army: Man who breached gate, tried to ram police shot dead

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Military police fatally shot a man who breached the main gate at Kentucky’s Fort Knox and tried to run over officers, officials said.

The shooting happened early Sunday when the man drove toward Fort Knox police officers after initially fleeing from them through the gate, which is near the U.S. Bullion Depository, news outlets reported citing a statement from the Army post.

Officers originally responded to a call late Saturday of a suspicious person outside the gate, but the man fled in a vehicle through the Chaffee Gate and onto the post when officers arrived, the statement said. When the pursuit ended, officers spent 90 minutes trying to verbally deescalate the situation before the man attempted to ram and strike officers with his vehicle and officers fired at him, the post said. He was declared dead at the scene.

Officials say he was 41 and not affiliated with the military, but his identity was not released pending notification of kin.

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Yahoo
Hat tip to David for the link. I almost sent this on to Mason for his Stoopid People post, but I had to lead with a bigger gun than his.

HPD officers shoot man near Ala Moana Center who allegedly charged at them with knife

Allyson Blair
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An investigation is underway after Honolulu police opened fire on a 48-year-old man they say charged at them with a knife.

The man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was last listed in critical condition.

Meanwhile, a security guard was clipped with a stray bullet and refused transport to a hospital.

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MSN
Thanks, Gun Bunny.

Americans who value freedom had better be more concerned about the gun control crowd than the criminals. The criminals want your money. The Neo-Totalitarians want your freedom. — Charlie Reese

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Frankie Cee

Why do these turds continually go up against law enforcement.
The first rule of conflict is to be better armed than your adversary. One against Many is hardly “better armed”.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Where does “knife vs gun” fit into the Rules of Conflict, Ms Emily Post?

Anonymous

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

rgr769

Welp, at least we can say knife man avoided a Darwin Award, since he will live. Those HPD cops need more range time.

Name withheld by request

Headline on CNN: Man, 41, dies of COVID while breaching gate at Ft. Knox #pandemicoftheunvaccinated #orangemanbad

A Proud Infidel®™

Next they’ll be blaming Donald Trump for that!

ChipNASA

Ok fucker 🤣. 🖕🖕🖕😳🤨😁😆
Join the club. I laughed way harder at this than I should have.

Eggs

The guy trying to get onto Ft Knox should have waited for Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus

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Eggs

boy I dicked that up trying to do a profile pic

KoB

Better to have tried and failed, Eggs, than to have never tried at all. Unless, of course, you are trying to assault a US Military Post with a vehicle, or take on a squad of LEOs with a knife. Got to have a scrambled brain or be a hard boiled person to try that. If one tries to keep a sunny side up, they’ll get over…easy.

Lubs me some Mobile Artillery Platforms…or as we refer to them…Targets. Anybody else remember road marches up Misery and Agony Hill at the Hard Knocks School for Wayward Boys…in July and August? Good Times!

Roh-Dog

I liketed it. But now I have a raging desire for eggs most deviled.
Thanks for that

Old tanker

profile pic / avatar?? Is it done by attaching a picture to the comment? Testing…

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Graybeard

During the test run of the new comments tools, there were instructions on creating an avatar on some web page and linking to that.
I believe Dave Hardin was going to look into creating a tool for having our own avatars on TAH, but I haven’t seen anything on that yet.

ChipNASA

You can go and see it here.
https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=121865

You have to log into the Gravatar site and then you can drop a photo into that and it auto fills the icon here. I guess it will auto drop icon/avitars on any site you need that it’s compatible with but I’m only here where it work s out.

Cameron

Glad to see that the Gravatar site is working now. I could not get it to properly crop my photos the first time I tried to use it. It kept zooming in too far and it would not allow me to make any adjustments.

I guess I have to wait until my avatar is approved.

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A Proud Infidel®™

He was a BIG DUMMY for doing what he did and now he’s a DEAD DUMMY!!

M48DAT

Bring a car to a tank fight.

ninja

“Attorney Identifies Man Shot To Death At Ft. Knox; Says He Suffered From Mental Illness”

https://www.wdrb.com/news/attorney-identifies-man-shot-to-death-at-ft-knox-says-he-suffered-from-mental-illness/article_06323ab4-7d13-11ec-95a9-63e299ef070d.html

“The man who was shot and killed by Ft. Knox Police after they said he tried to ram officers suffered from severe mental
illness, his attorney said Monday.”

“With the permission of the man’s family, attorney Larry Wilder identified the man during a news conference Monday morning as 41-year-old William J. Atkins, of Salem, who often went by “Billy.” He said he owned his own business and was “the best concrete guy there ever was.”

“He also suffered from schizophrenia, Wilder said.

“Billy’s condition and mental health situation was such that he functioned on a normal way and did his job,” Wilder said. “There was just breaks that happened.”

ninja

“Wilder said Atkins began suffering from mental health issues about three years ago and had been criminally charged with kidnapping, theft of a vehicle, robbery and intimidation with a weapon. Wilder said Atkins’ mental issues played a significant role in that October 2020 incident in which he claimed to be acting on orders from
God and had recently been communicating with his deceased grandfather.”

David

not any more…

Smitty

After reading this and other accounts of the Ft Knox incident, I’m unsure if it was MPs or DOD police or ? Amazing how ignorant reporters are concerning our military.

ninja

Smitty : From the link we posted:

“In fact, Wilder said he believes Atkins was shot as many as nine times or more. When pressed about the source of this information, Wilder said it’s what government officials told Atkins’ family. He added that it’s not clear whether Atkins was fatally shot by military, or federal, state or local law enforcement.”

“We don’t know who fired the shots to kill this unarmed man suffering from a mental
breakdown at the Fort Knox facility,” Wilder said.”