Police Baffled After Guy Named Mohammad Goes on Machete Rampage at Ohio Deli

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

Move along, nothing to see here. Weird how these things always happen after Obama lectures us about Islamophobia.

Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.

Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover.

CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that investigators were running down leads to try to determine if the attack was somehow tied to terrorist organizations.

“There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after,” said Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner.

Police said the man walked into the restaurant, had a conversation with an employee and then left. He returned about a half hour later. That’s when police said he approached a man and a woman who were sitting just inside the door at a booth and started the attack.

Pegues reports the suspected attacker has a Somali background, and officials believe he may have traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. Pegues reports that law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop.

Police said employees and patrons tried to get the man to stop.

“Some of the patrons there started throwing chairs at him just trying to get him out of there,” Weiner said.

The man eventually fled the scene in a white car and led police on a short chase. Officers forced the man off the road a few miles away and when he got out of his car police said they tried unsuccessfully to use a stun gun on him.

Weiner said, “At that point he had a machete and another knife in his hand and he lunged across the hood at the officers.”

That’s when police said an officer shot and killed the man.

It remained unclear what sparked the attacks.

“Right now there’s nothing that leads us to believe that this is anything but a random attack,” said Weiner.

Sure. Just a random attack by a guy named Mo. Totally baffling. Now we’ll hear about police brutality or something.

Total mystery.


20 Responses to “Police Baffled After Guy Named Mohammad Goes on Machete Rampage at Ohio Deli”

  1. M. on 12/12/16 at 10:51 am

    The name of the restaurant is Nazareth – this isn’t difficult sleuthing. Just to make it easier, the only famous person I know from there is sometimes called Jesus of Nazareth.

  2. pj on 12/12/16 at 10:55 am


    Don’t they know how ridiculous they sound when they downplay these terrorist attacks?

  3. Jaclyn on 12/12/16 at 11:21 am

    Do you have to be associated with some kind of “official” terrorist organization to be a terrorist? Do terrorist organizations have to be on some sort of registry or something to be official? Sign up with the Ministry of Terrorists today or nobody will know you have a motive! Otherwise you are just some random Mo with a big knife.
    It’s a wonder to me that police, poiliticians and journalists can even get themselves dressed in the morning.

  4. Jane D'oh on 12/12/16 at 11:42 am

    Probably a disgruntled Methodist. Did he throw a Jello salad before he went all stabby?

  5. Dawn on 12/12/16 at 12:22 pm

    It’s obvious to me the guy was PO’d because the Christian Israeli owner wasn’t there, so he took out his frustrations on the “unsuspecting” customers, who after all, in this lunatic’s mind, had to be Christians or Jews themselves.

  6. Dawn on 12/12/16 at 12:28 pm

    Looks like CBS is finally getting tired of being part of the lamestream media. They’re the ones who gave up the guy’s name as Mohammad Barry.

  7. Alex on 12/12/16 at 12:40 pm

    The T-Mobile next door to this place in the strip mall is my wife’s preferred T-Mobile location. I shop at the Meijer right across the street. This area of Columbus is oh 2-4 miles as the crow flies from the highest concentration of Somali’s in the city, and we’ve got quite a population of them. It’s odd though, Hamilton Road is almost completely higher scale strip malls and big box stores. I’d never guess this area would be a target. I know that shopping malls will be the next targets, but this place is too boring for even terrorism. Or so I thought. What a world we live in now.

  8. ForAmerica on 12/12/16 at 1:07 pm

    I have a couple of comments on this. First, this knife wielding peaceful muslim could have been Obama’s son. Second, I would like to see congress and Obama enact some kind of knife control here. Those evil knives are really becoming a problem. How many lives could be saved if we could just stop all good people from ever having access to them.

    Third, I notice in the quoted article the following statement: “‘There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after,’ said Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner.” Really? Are the police that stupid that the obvious is too simple to see? Muslim attacks people in a restaurant owned by an Israeli Christian? The office must be living on a different planet if he can’t connect the dots.

    This is just more evidence that the dumbing down of America is actually succeeding.

  9. PCachu on 12/12/16 at 1:33 pm

    To be fair, he is a government employee. He knows which side his bread is buttered on, and he knows what he’s allowed to OFFICIALLY notice.

  10. Surellin on 12/12/16 at 3:22 pm

    Nazareth is a thoroughly nondenominational restaurant – its logo is an old-timey tableau of a Jew, Moslem and Christian amicably sharing a meal. Maybe that was the intolerable part for Mo? I’ve eaten there often, and will do so in the future to show support.

  11. Phil Wilson on 12/12/16 at 3:41 pm

    Muslim perp. of African decent. Christian business. No gun involved. I’m guessing we don’t hear much about this from the MSM.

  12. President Al Sharpton 2020 on 12/12/16 at 5:11 pm

    How dare those evul waycist poleece shoot a poor downtrodden muslime down! Muslime Lives Matter, gone too soon.
    Dear Leader will proclaim this day as one of mourning in honor of the poor muslime martyr.

  13. WilliamLee2014 on 12/12/16 at 7:40 pm

    Wake up. If you are allowed to carry a firearm and don’t — then you are derelict and negligent in this battle. Where the Hell do you think the attacks will occur?? Soft Targets!!

  14. Patrick on 12/12/16 at 9:47 pm

    Somebody on the 10tv website posted that a woman attack another person at Marshals and her car was registered to Barry, this supposed to have happened at the same time as the Machete attack

  15. Mike on 13/13/16 at 9:22 am

    In other news. Man leaps from 40 story building and lands on concrete, head first. Police baffled as to cause of death.

  16. Steve Sprague on 13/13/16 at 11:23 am

    I don’t see anything in the news reporting about what the perp said to the employee before he left and then returned. Might shed some light on things.

  17. sf on 13/13/16 at 2:02 pm

    Re steve Sprague’s wondering what the attacker said to the owner on his earlier visit: I saw a news article saying the guy asked the owner where he was from. When the owner said “Israel” the guy left and came back with the machete.