Man killed by Cops after trying to escape with Police vehicle

first_imgA man, who attacked two police officers with a knife after being arrested for threatening his wife, was shot dead by ranks after he tried to escape in a police vehicle at the Vigilance Police Station, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Saturday.Dead is Teon Maxwell, 34, of Lot 1388 Bareroot, ECD.Reports are a police mobile patrol on the ECD responded to a report of threats made towards Belinda Thomas, the man’s reputed wife, at about 11:40h on Saturday.This publication understands that upon arrival at the couple’s residence, Maxwell, who was armed with a cutlass, was disarmed by the police, arrested and then taken to the Vigilance Police Station.However, while he was being processed in the Enquiries Office, Maxwell reportedly whipped out a knife and attacked and injured two subordinate officers who tried to subdue him. In the process of fleeing, he damaged several windows.According to the police, Maxwell, who was still armed, swiftly entered the driver’s seat of the Police Force’s vehicle which had transported him to the station.Police said that the engine of the vehicle was still running and Maxwell drove off in an attempt to escape but ended up crashing into another police vehicle that was in the police station’s compound. It was during this process that he was shot by the police.Maxwell was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The injured ranks, a sergeant and a corporal, have received medical attention. Meanwhile, according to the police, a “thorough” investigation has been launched with a number of statements already being taken in relation to this matter.Meanwhile, Maxwell’s mother has since said that her son was behaving in a disorderly manner and she encouraged her daughter-in-law to call the police as he was threatening her. The 34-year-old man was a father of one.last_img read more

NFL NOTEBOOK Texans and Raiders set for rematch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre It’s unlikely the Texans (3-5) could win again when the teams meet today in Houston with such a putrid passing attack, considering that only four other teams have won games with negative yards passing since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Houston became the first team in 25 years to win with such a stat as David Carr went 7-for-14 for 32 yards and was sacked five times for 37 yards. It was that kind of performance that led to the decision to cut ties with the franchise’s first draft pick and acquire Matt Schaub from Atlanta in the offseason. With Schaub at the helm, the Texans won their first two games. But they have dropped five of six since and Schaub will miss today’s game against Oakland (2-5) after suffering a concussion from a helmet-to-helmet hit last week against San Diego. Sage Rosenfels will make his third career start in Schaub’s place. Rosenfels has thrown five interceptions and six touchdowns in a relief role the past three weeks, but will focus on protecting the ball in his first start for Houston. “Obviously, if you start a football game or you play the entire game, you’re going to try to be smarter with the ball and take the throws that the defense gives you,” he said. From news services Coach Gary Kubiak admits he has never been part of a game quite like the one his Houston Texans played when they came to Oakland a year ago. Despite failing to complete a pass in the second half and finishing with minus-5 yards passing, the Texans somehow managed to beat the Raiders, 23-14, in a game that reached new lows in ugliness. “It’s as strange as I’ve ever been around,” Kubiak said. “It was not very pretty. We struggled to throw the football, and they rush the passer extremely well, so it didn’t make a lot of sense for us to hurt ourselves any more.” While a game like last year’s between the teams led to quarterback changes in Houston, it also helped contribute to a coaching change in Oakland. The Raiders lost despite outgaining Houston, 302-124, in total yards. They committed five turnovers, missed three field goals and allowed five sacks in a performance indicative of the offensive struggles under Coach Art Shell. The Raiders started 2-2 under new coach Lane Kiffin, matching last year’s win total, but have dropped three straight since the bye. That has raised questions about how much Oakland really has improved despite being competitive in almost every game. “Right now our record isn’t where we want it to be, but every week you have a different challenge and that’s the whole thing about this game that we play,” defensive tackle Warren Sapp said. “It’s a great, humbling game that we play, but also in seven days you get another challenge, so here we go.” Oakland is switching quarterbacks again, too, going back to Josh McCown. Daunte Culpepper won twice after McCown broke a toe on his left foot, but is returning to the backup role. What doomed the Raiders in the loss to Houston last year was the same thing that has hindered them during their three-game losing streak. The team has been mistake-prone with seven turnovers and 27 penalties during the skid. Around the league Jurisprudence: Jaguars rookie linebacker Justin Durant and second-year offensive tackle Richard Collier were arrested in separate incidents, and neither made the trip to New Orleans for today’s game. Jacksonville police arrested Collier for driving under the influence, and Durant was charged with resisting arrest without violence. The Jaguars placed Collier on the reserve/suspended list. The team said Collier and Durant didn’t travel for today’s game. 49ers: The team waived linebacker Hannibal Navies and signed fullback Zak Keasey from the practice squad for the third straight Saturday. The 49ers have waived Navies before each of their last three games. He started two games earlier in the season, but has been limited in recent weeks by a knee injury. Keasey has spent most of the last two seasons on the practice squad, but the 49ers have signed him to the active roster for three straight weeks to help out on special teams while safety Keith Lewis is sidelined by a hamstring injur y.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more