National roundup: Fugitive killed after shooting law officers in New York

Two U.S. marshals and a NYPD detective were shot Monday while trying to arrest a fugitive charged with child molestation. The suspect was killed during the shootout with authorities. (Reuters)
July 28
NEW YORK
Fugitive killed after shooting law officers

Two U.S. marshals and a New York City police detective were shot and injured Monday during a shootout in Manhattan while trying to capture a fugitive charged with child molestation, authorities said.

The fugitive, Charles Mozdir, was killed in the incident at a smoke shop in the West Village near New York University. The law enforcement officers were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

The deputy marshals and the New York police detective were part of a fugitive task force and were trying to arrest Mozdir, who had been charged with child molestation in Coronado, Calif., the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Mozdir had been on the run for about two years. He had been featured on a recent installment of the CNN show “The Hunt.” Police in Coronado said that Mozdir, who failed to show up for a court appearance on molestation charges, was wanted on a $1 million warrant.

— Mark Berman

MASSACHUSETTS
Tornado damageshomes near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the United States spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, ripping roofs off homes, uprooting dozens of large trees and forcing businesses to close.

The tornado — a rarity in Massachusetts and virtually unheard of in the Boston area — touched down in Revere, a coastal city of nearly 52,000. City officials said there were no immediate reports of serious injuries, but several people suffered minor injuries, including a baby who was in a car and hurt by flying glass and a woman who suffered cuts.

— Associated Press

Man charged in kidnapping of N.H. girl: A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday in connection with kidnapping a teenage New Hampshire girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident at his Gorham home, about 28 miles north of where Abigail “Abby” Hernandez lives, and was charged in connection with felony kidnapping, authorities said.

N.Y. mayor moves into official residence: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday, a day after returning from their vacation in Italy. No one had lived at Gracie Mansion since Rudolph W. Giuliani left office in 2001. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg remained in his palatial Upper East Side townhouse during his 12-year administration. De Blasio and his family had long lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.

— From news services

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