Salvatore Bellomo dead aged 67: WWE legend tragically passes away after battle with cancer

The Belgian-born wrestler became a fan favourite during the 1980s after joining the organisation, despite frequently losing.

In a statement, the WWE said: "WWE is saddened to learn that Salvatore Bellomo has passed away at age 67.

"Bellomo competed in WWE in the 1980s, sharing the ring with everyone from Bob Backlund to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

"WWE extends its condolences to Bellomo’s family, friends and fans."

Former ECW champ Tommy Dreamer led the tributes, as he tweeted: "I heard the news of Salvatore Bellomo passing.

"He was my age in #ECW when I met him, always very nice.

"He would throw stuffed animals to the fans & they would throw them back at him. He couldn't believe it."

Bellomo joined WWF in the early 1980s and left in 1987 as he returned back to Europe, before later competing in Tod Gordon’s NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling, which would become ECW.

He stayed with ECW until 1994, before wrestling for smaller independent promotions, where he would win the WXW championship in September 2000.

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Mother, 25, is found dead at home in mysterious circumstances

Tragedy as mother-of-two, 25, is found dead at home in mysterious circumstances as her devastated family pay tribute

  • Taylor Parsons was found dead at home in Chelston, Torquay, Devon on Friday
  • Grieving relatives say her death is unexplained as family pay touching tribute
  • Loved ones say mother-of-two ‘lives for her children’ and has ‘so much love’

A family have spoken of their heartaches after a young mother was found dead at home in mysterious circumstances at just 25. 

Tayor Parsons ‘lived for her two children’ and had ‘so much love for everyone she knew’ according to shocked loved ones.

The young mother was found by a neighbour in Chelston, Torquay, Devon on Friday morning.

Grieving relatives say that her death is unexplained as ‘she had no illness’ before her she passed away.  

Tayor Parsons, 25, ‘lived for her two children’ and had ‘so much love for everyone she knew’ according to shocked loved ones

Her aunt Kerry French, 39, told Devon Live: ‘She lived for her children – she lived for them – and loved everybody.

‘It’s all a shock, we are all very shocked. She had no illness, no one expected anything.


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‘She was always wanting to know what rubbish I had for her to watch on Netflix . She loved it – and she lived in her dressing gown.’ 

A fundraising page set up to cover the costs of her funeral has raised £2750. 

A statement on Gofundme said: ‘As you all know Taylor Parsons has sadly lost her life today 08/02/19 and gained her wings to the golden gates. 

The young mother was found by a neighbour in Chelston, Torquay, Devon on Friday morning

‘She has also left behind her 2 beautiful children Kian and Macie, we would like to raise as much money as possible to go towards funeral costs all money left over will be going into a savings account for the kids to have when they are a bit older! 

‘She was the most caring, funny, in your face person I’ve ever met and also the biggest Coca Cola drinker and most of all the best mother to her little rugrats.’ 

Tributes to Miss Parson, who is mother to Kian, five, and Macie, one, have poured in on social media.

A friend wrote about her son’s birthday. He said: ‘To all that has been invited to Kians birthday, I just wanted to let you know it’s still going to plan. We want Kian to have the best birthday ever’.

Another wrote: ‘Just been informed of the terrible news, an amazing friend and mother RIP Taylor Parsons another beautiful soul taken too early.’

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Rosamunde Pilcher dead at 94: Best-selling author who wrote The Shell Seekers passes away after stroke

A prolific writer, Pilcher only found fame in later life through her sweeping family saga, published when she was 63.

Her son, author Robin Pilcher, told the Guardian Pilcher died after a stroke on Sunday night following a bout of bronchitis over New Year.

He said she had been in great form until Christmas and fully expected her to "bounce back as before" from a bout of bronchitis.

"However, she suffered a stroke on Sunday night and never regained consciousness."

He added that she was "a wonderful, rather alternative-thinking mother, I think she might have liked the description Bohemian, who touched and influenced the lives of many of all ages, not only through her writing but through personal friendships".

She touched and influenced the lives of many of all ages, not only through her writing but through personal friendships

Rosamunde married Graham Hope Pilcher in 1946, a war hero and jute industry executive who died in 2009.

They lived in Dundee, Scotland, together, where they had two daughters and two sons, and 14 grandchildren.

The Shell Seekers, published in 1987, followed a family from the Second World War to the present day and was set between Cornwall and London.

The novel told the story of an artist's elderly daughter, Penelope Keeling, who discovers one of her father's paintings is worth a substantial sum of money.

It sold more than 10 million copies and was adapted a number of times.

In 1989 Angela Lansbury played Keeling in an Emmy-nominated television film of the book in the Hallmark Hall Of Fame anthology series.

More recently, Vanessa Redgrave played the protagonist in a 2006 mini-series.






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Family of pilot feared dead alongside Emilano Sala pay tribute

Family of pilot feared dead alongside footballer Emilano Sala pay tribute to the ‘gentle man with a big smile’ at makeshift shrine in his home village 

  • Tributes have been left to pilot David Ibbotson from Crowle near Scunthorpe after plane wreckage found
  • Heartfelt messages to the family man were left around a tree from relatives including his daughter  
  • Air Accident Investigation Branch release chilling image of stricken plane in sea two weeks after it vanished 
  • Striker’s father Horacio spoke of grief on TV as shipwreck hunter David Mearns said bodies could be found
  • Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson left Nantes for Cardiff on January 21 and wreckage found on Sunday
  • Crowdfunded vessel picked up sonar signal and wreckage will now be probed for clues as to what happened

The devastated family of a pilot feared dead in a plane crash with soccer star Emiliano Sala has tonight paid tribute to the man with the ‘cheeky smile’ in heartfelt handwritten messages left at a makeshift shrine in his home village.

Words and prayers for the much-loved father-of-three David Ibbotson are their first public outpouring of grief while the world’s media have focused on the footballer’s family.

Police officers today visited his wife Nora after news from air accident investigators that wreckage of the doomed craft and a body had been found at the bottom of the English Channel after the aircraft he was flying went missing on January 21 between Nantes, France and Cardiff.

The corpse has not yet been identified.

Pilot David Ibbotson and his wife, Nora Ibbotson. The frequent flyer went missing with his plane on January 21

Mr Ibbotson’s heartbroken daughter, sister and nephew were among loved ones paying respects to the 60-year-old gas engineer, part time pilot and devoted family man.

His younger sister Helen Kapatysulias wrote: ‘To David, my gentle brother. I have so many memories of you, mine is of you when you were coming home from school, you used to pick me up and carry me home. I will lock these memories in my heart forever.

‘All I would like is to see your face, smiling, cheekily, again. I know you’re safe wherever you are. I pray that one day I will see you again, my gentle Big Brother.

‘I love you forever and always and will never forget you.’

His daughter penned In loving memory of a dear Dad: ‘Daddio, Words cannot describe how much I am going to miss you. You are the best dad anybody could wish for and I will love you always. I have (word illegible) memories and will pass these on to anybody I meet. All my love Vicki.’

In another tribute amongst dozens laid around a tree in the market square in his home village of Crowle, near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, his nephew Tim wrote: ‘To my uncle David. We hope that the angels are looking and guiding you home to us. I love you lots.’

A verse on one condolence card reads: ‘We’re never really ready when it’s time to say goodbye, but slowly we accept what has to be. Letting go on what we must but keeping those we love forever close to us in memory.’

A cafe owner in the tiny close-knit village said: ‘This is a dreadful tragedy, our hearts go out to the family and we want them to know we are here to support them.’ 

The plane was found on the seabed of the English Channel after ‘shipwreck hunter’ marine scientist David Mearns stepped forward to help find the wreckage. 


Messages were left around the base of a tree in Crowle for the pilot after a body was found at the bottom of the Channel

This is the first picture of the wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane on the bottom of the Channel

Emiliano Sala (pictured) has been missing since after his plane went down over the English Channel on January 21 – but the wreckage has been found a fortnight on

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    This map has been issued by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch showing the position where the wreckage of the plane which was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala was discovered


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    The plane was found on Sunday and divers revealed there is a body on board on Monday. 

    David Mearns volunteered to help the Sala family for free after initial search and rescue efforts by a number of agencies failed. His team located the plane 220ft down on the seabed. 

    Haunting image of the wreckage was released by the Air Accident Investigation Branch today, as the agency revealed it contains the body of either Sala or his pilot David Ibbotson.

    Mr Mearns said: ‘(The AAIB) will be able to rule things out or rule things in, that’s the normal investigative process for any crash, so I think it’s imperative that the plane is recovered, and now even more so now we know someone is down there.’

    An AAIB spokesman said: ‘Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police’.  

    The new image of the plane shows the rear left side of the fuselage, including part of the aircraft registration, N264DB.

    A decision has yet to be taken on whether to raise the wreckage to the surface.

    Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio (pictured last week) has told how he was ‘desperate’ and in a ‘bad dream’ after the plane’s wreckage was found on the sea bed

    The statement added: ‘The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police.’

    The families of the £15million striker and his pilot David Ibbotson are waiting to hear whose body is in the fuselage of the Piper Malibu that vanished in a storm two weeks ago.

    Sala’s bereft father Horacio, who has not joined his ex-wife, son and daughter in Britain, told reporters in the Argentinian town of Progreso: ‘I cannot believe it …. this is a dream … a bad dream … I’m desperate’.

    The coastguard abandoned their search last week after ruling out any survivors of the air crash with the footballer’s family brought in a celebrated shipwreck hunter to lead the search.

    The sea search vessel FPV Morven picked up the wreckage using sonar yesterday morning and an unmanned Air Accident Investigation Branch submarine sent to the sea bed used an HD camera to identify the blue and white aircraft. 

    Mr Mearns volunteered to help the Sala family for free after initial search and rescue efforts by a number of agencies failed.

    Him and his team, working in conjunction with the AAIB, found the remains of the plane within two hours of starting their search.

    He said he had stayed in regular contact with the Sala family by text message because of the language barrier.

    ‘We are informing them every step of the way what’s going on and they are making it clear to us what their priorities are at all times,’ he said.

    ‘There’s a much greater chance they will get answers if (the plane is) recovered.’

    Mr Mearns continued: ‘I haven’t spoken to them verbally, but they were devastated the last time we were here and frankly the news is worse today.

    ‘Now their worst fears are confirmed, so I would imagine they would be just as devastated – it’s going to take a long time for them to come to terms with the loss.’ 

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      Marine Scientist David Mearns, is interviewed by reporters as he leaves Guernsey after he helped discover the wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala

      The 19-metre survey vessel FPV Morven returning into St Peter Port Harbour following the first day seabed search for the plane

      Midday today: Poor weather and high seas could hamper the recovery operation with an approaching storm shown in red on the left of the image

      Midday Thursday: The rough conditions are set to worsen with the peak of the bad weather due later in the week

      Shipwreck hunter David Mearns has been keeping in contact with Sala’s family by text despite the language barrier

      Mr Mearns said the discovery had been so quick because the team had been looking for a static object rather than in a dynamic environment searching for survivors.

      ‘No-one should walk away with the impression that the coastguard and also the Channel Islands air search did anything other than a professional job,’ he said.

      Mr Mearns, who has spearheaded around 20 historic wreck discoveries including one of Britain’s most famous battleships the HMS Hood, said with the right equipment it should be a relatively straightforward job to lift the plane.

      He said it would need to be done in ‘slack water’ – the point at which the tide is turning.

      The operation will be conducted by the Ministry of Defence’s Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO) in partnership with the AAIB.

      Mr Mearns said a salvage vessel equipped for working in the North Sea and a properly equipped dive support vessel would be able to lift the vessel within a matter of days.

      When asked if the body would be recovered before the wreck itself, he said: ‘That’s down to the AAIB and their operational people about how they do that.

      ‘The body will be the most sensitive of objects that they are picking up so they will be very careful about that – they will undoubtedly have people on board who are experienced with the recovery of human remains.

      ‘Sadly this is not the first time this will have happened. I’m sure they will have the right professionals out there for that.’

      The specialist search for the missing plane began off the coast of Guernsey yesterday morning and located the wreckage on the seabed just hours later.

      Sala and pilot Ibbotson left Nantes in France for Cardiff on January 21 –  after the star signed for the Welsh Premier League team, disappearing over the Channel. 

      The specialist FPV Morven ship, pictured in Guernsey, was being used in a privately funded search for the plane of missing footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson

      The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) Geo Ocean III moved in to assist the Morven when it discovered wreckage. Geo sent an ROV to visually identify the wreck on the seabed 

      The official search was called off after four days but Sala’s friends, family and fans clubbed together to pay for a private search to continue with renowned shipwreck hunter Mr Mearns.

      On Sunday morning, their efforts paid off.  

      Geo Ocean III left Ostend in Belgium at 9am and began combing the area. Within hours it was search vessel FPV Morven which picked up a sonar signal from the depths.

      The wreckage of the Piper Malibu was formally identified by officials from the Air Accident Investigation Board.

      The AAIB’s vessel deployed a remote-controlled submarine to examine the plane and tonight confirmed it was the craft carrying the striker.

      Families of both men have been informed of the discovery. 

      Sala’s father said last night he had not had any contact with the rest of his family – who are still in a hotel in Nantes – and found out about the plane’s discovery on TV.

      ‘I communicated with them every day, but since I do not have Whatsapp it’s hard to call them or call me. They told me that the days passed and there was no news of Emiliano or the plane,’ said Horacio. 

      He said that the family are in the hotel along with ‘eight or nine’ friends who are believed to have received the news from Argentine embassies in France and England, at 9am. 

      Both the AAIB’s Geo Ocean III vessel and a private boat, which includes a side-scan sonar, were used to try and find the aircraft. 

      Teams from the AAIB have now moved into location at the site to recover the aircraft. 

      The vessel that made the discovery was lead by marine scientist David Mearns, who confirmed the identity and location of the plane. 

      He confirmed that it was in the early stages of this morning’s search, around 9am, the discovery was made. 

      ‘But tonight they have heard devastating news and in respect of the families I won’t comment any further about what has happened.’

      The recovery vessel picked up something on the sonar 24 miles off Guernsey and made further passes over the area to pinpoint the location before going through various stages of identification. 

      David Mearns called the news ‘devastating’ but told Sky News that ‘at least we were able to bring some sort of answer to the families.’    

      A track of the FPV Morven shows it returning to shore after the wreckage was discovered 

      Mr Mearns told Sky News: ‘This is about the best result we could have hoped for the families’

      The discovery came just two days after cushions from a plane were found on a beach near Surtainville in Normandy, France, directly east of Guernsey where the plane disappeared from radar. 

      Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson disappeared when their plane vanished as it passed near Alderney on 21 January during a flight from Nantes to Cardiff.

      The AAIB said its search was expected to last three days, while the private search will continue ‘until the plane is located’, reported the BBC.

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        A four mile square area, based on the flight path before the plane lost contact, was covered. 

        The official search after the plane’s disappearance was called off after three days as officials didn’t believe there was much chance of anyone having survived. 

        An online petition was then started which raised more than £300,000 to put on a privately-funded search using a specialist survey vessel. 


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        More than 3,500 people had responded to the appeal for funds and the target was broken with the help of a £26,000 donation from French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.  

        The boat, operated by global marine cable installation firm A-2-Sea, is equipped with the latest technology.

        It includes a multi-beam echosounder and side-scan sonar, which can detect anomalies on the seabed.

        The Piper Malibu carrying Sala from Nantes to Cardiff vanished over Alderney on January 21 and is feared to have plunged into one of the Channel’s most perilous areas, known as Hurd’s Deep

        Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson (pictured) disappeared when their plane vanished as it passed near Alderney on 21 January

        Marine scientist David Mearns, 60, lead the private search in the four mile square area

        David Mearns, who claims to have found 24 major shipwrecks, led the group during the search.

        He said that the boat, called Morven, was brought from Southampton to Guernsey six hours earlier than scheduled to take advantage of a break in the weather. 

        Mr Mearns said both vessels would divide the search area looking for ‘wreckage’ and a ‘debris field’ in a depth of 60-120m (196-390ft).  

        Members of Mr Sala’s family and friends arrived in Guernsey last Saturday and several members of the group were later taken to the small island of Burhou.

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          Emiliano Sala’s mother and sister arrived at Guernsey Airport following a flight out to the search area west of Alderney on January 28

          The islet was the focus of social media attention on the night of the disappearance after members of the public shared a picture which appeared to show flares coming from the island.

          However, John Fitzgerald, the director of Channel Islands Air Search, said the island and its surrounding area had been searched many times.

          He added: ‘It is really a puffin reserve. It is tiny but you can land on it,’ he said. ‘The plane and helicopters have been over many times since [the night the plane vanished], but they haven’t seen anything in that area.

          ‘It is only a few hundred metres long and it has been saturated by helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

          ‘The flares I have seen pictures of are most likely aircraft trails.’ 

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Steve Buscemi Mourns Death of Wife of More Than 30 Years

AceShowbizSteve Buscemi‘s wife of over 30 years, Jo Andres, has died.

According to editors at E! News, the filmmaker, choreographer, and artist passed away earlier this week, ends January 13 in New York City. She was 65.

A cause of death has not been made public, and a representative for Buscemi has not yet commented on the news.

However, photographs obtained by Radar Online show Buscemi, 61, and several others lifting a wicker casket out of the family home in Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 09, with the mourners then heading to a burial service with a police escort.

“She paints, she makes films, she has done performance,” he told The Independent in 2009.

Buscemi and Andres wed in 1987 and share 29-year-old son Lucian Buscemi.

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3 found shot dead in luxury home in Texas gated community: report

Authorities in Bexar County, Texas, on Thursday responded to reports of three individuals with fatal gunshot wounds inside a gated community.

A San Antonio man found the woman he had been dating and two teenage girls shot dead inside a luxury home within a gated community where they all lived, reports said.

Investigators in Bexar County said the two teenagers appeared to have been murdered. Family members identified the woman as 37-year-old Nichol Olsen, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Authorities are working to determine if she was killed or committed suicide.

"It's just too early to tell on the third person if that is a murder or a suicide," Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said. "We'll let the medical examiner take a look at it."

Police did not confirm the woman's identity. All three — and the man who discovered the bodies — lived at the home in Anaqua Springs Ranch. The unidentified man who found the bodies had a romantic relationship with the woman, reports said.

Olsen reportedly worked as a cosmetologist. She reportedly had children.

"I just can't see that she would do that to herself or her children because they were everything to her," a former client told the paper.

Authorities were called to the home at about 9:04 a.m. Thursday and found the bodies. The man who lived at the home did not sleep there that night, the report said.

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Man dead after a disturbance in north west Edmonton

Edmonton Police are investigating following a deadly incident in the Westmount neighbourhood Saturday night.

Police said they were called to a disturbance at an apartment complex in the area of 110 Ave. and 124 St. in Edmonton around 7:30 pm.

Officers said that when they arrived they found a man dead and a male suspect injured in the vicinity.

The injured man was treated for non-life threatening injuries and taken to hospital.

Edmonton Police’s Homicide Section has been called in to investigate.

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Man shot dead in British police operation in central England

London: British police say a 31-year-old man has been shot dead by armed officers in central England, and two others were detained at the scene following an "intelligence-led" operation.

Police say officers were acting on a warrant at a residence in the city of Coventry, about 32 kilometres southeast of Birmingham, on Friday. They didn't provide details about the nature of the operation, or why officers opened fire.

Witnesses described a large number of officers and police vehicles descending on the largely residential area north of the city centre.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct said on Saturday it has opened an inquiry after West Midlands Police reported the fatality during a "pre-planned operation."

The area remained cordoned off on Saturday.

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One dead as a fire tears through a house on New Year’s Day

Pictured: Family home is completely devastated by flames as one person dies and two are injured in the early hours of New Year’s Day

  • The fatal blaze in Kirton near Boston, Lincolnshire, broke out at around 3am 
  • Shocking photographs of the burnt-out detached home show the roof has gone 

One person has died and two others were left injured after a fire ripped through a rural home today.

The fatal blaze in Kirton, Lincolnshire, broke out at around 3am on New Year’s Day and has shocked the small community south of Boston. 

Shocking photographs of the burnt-out detached home, which has two cars and a boat on the drive, show the roof and much of the top floor was completely destroyed.

The identity of the person who died in the family home has not been released by police – but the two injured people are not fighting for their lives. 

The fatal blaze in this street in Kirton, Lincolnshire, broke out at around 3am on New Year’s Day

Shocking photographs of the burnt-out detached home show the roof was completely destroyed 


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In a statement, Lincolnshire Police said: ‘Emergency services were called to a house fire in Peartree Road, Kirton just before 3am this morning, New Year’s Day.

‘It is believed that one person has died and two have been taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

‘The cause of the fire will be investigated and as soon as we have more detail we will release it.’

The death has led to an outpouring of grief online.

One person wrote on Facebook: ‘Oh what a tragic start to the New Year for this family. Our thoughts are with them at this very sad time’.

Another added: ‘How dreadful. Thoughts are with the families and friends xx’.

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'Walking dead' robber, covered in mud, caught on video attempting break in

A man who was caught on surveillance video apparently trying to break into a home in South Carolina looked like something out of "The Walking Dead," according to the homeowner.
(Savannah Brotherton)

A man who was caught on surveillance video apparently trying to break into a home in South Carolina looked like something out of "The Walking Dead," according to the homeowner.

"Watch this video, this is my front door," Savannah Brotherton, who lives in Myrtle Beach, posted to Facebook, alongside the footage on Thursday night. "What a Friday night."

The video showed the man, apparently covered in mud, forcefully and "with so much aggression" slamming his body into the front door. He did it three times before falling over, backward, onto a railing along the front porch.

The man flailed around for a bit before the video ended.

Brotherton, 30, told WMBP that as it unfolded, she was "standing on the other side of the door with my gun in hand. I thought I was going to have to kill him."

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The woman said she was baking Christmas cookies at home when she heard a bang on the door, then noticed the man outside. She said she'd just installed the surveillance system two days beforehand.

“I went for my protection and I stood there to defend myself,” she said. "He was coming in. If he didn’t knock himself out he was getting in.”

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Brotherton called police, and Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest told the news station they found the man in a nearby ditch.

The officer said police determined the man needed medical attention, and he was transported to a hospital. No arrests were made; Vest said the man's condition put into question the man's intent.

Brotherton said she thought the man did have "an intent to do something … Whether it was an intent to kill, an intent to rob, who knows what his intent was but there was something there.”

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