FBI investigating Ohio machete-wielding attacker

By Marilyn Malara  |  Feb. 13, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating a machete-wielding man who was shot and killed by police after he allegedly injured four at an Ohio deli.

Investigators said Mohamed Barry, 30, was listed in an FBI database after making radical comments about four years ago. The ongoing investigation is said to involve a look into Barry's virtual footprint and a search of his home, with an eye on a possible link to a terror organization such as the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh.

"There's nothing to lead us to believe this is anything more than a random attack," Columbus police spokesman Rich Weiner told The Columbus Dispatch.

Police said Barry walked into the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and immediately began hacking at those inside with the weapon.

One victim was critically injured, but all four are expected to survive.

Shortly after the incident, Barry -- originally from Guinea -- fled in a car and was eventually stopped by police, prompting a series of events leading to his being shot and killed. Authorities reportedly tased the man but Barry still showed aggression toward police, triggering gunfire.

Barry died at the scene, police said. A bomb squad inspected his car.

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