An Asian woman died after being pushed in front of a subway line that had just arrived at Times Square station, New York, United States (US). The man who pushed the woman has been arrested by police after fleeing the scene.
As reported Associated Press, Monday (17/1/2022), New York Police Commissioner, Keechant Sewell, in a press conference with Mayor Eric Adams said that the perpetrator responsible for the attack had fled but then surrendered to the local police station.
The victim was identified as a woman of Asian descent named Michelle Alyssa Go (40).
In addition to this news, the following are international news that attracts readers’ attention detik.com, today, Monday (17/1/2022):
– 4 People Taken Hostage in US Synagogue, British Perpetrators
A gunman had taken four people hostage at a synagogue in Dallas, Texas, United States (US), before finally the perpetrator was found dead at the scene. US federal authorities identified the perpetrator as a British citizen.
As reported Reuters, Monday (17/1/2022), the hostage-taking at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, which is 25 kilometers northeast of Fort Worth, Texas, ended in a shootout on Saturday (15/1) evening local time, after the authorities siege all day.
Four hostages, including a rabbi and three others, were freed unharmed at least.
The suspect was found dead at the scene, but it is not yet clear whether he took his own life or was shot dead by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents who raided the site of the hostage-taking.
– Taliban Use Pepper Spray on Female Protesters
Taliban troops use pepper spray (pepper spray) against female protesters in Kabul, the Afghan capital demanding the right to work and education.
Since returning to control of Afghanistan in August last year, the Taliban authorities have imposed a number of restrictions on Afghans, especially women.
Reported from the news agency AFP, Monday (17/1/2022), a correspondent AFP reported, about 20 women gathered in front of Kabul University on Sunday (16/1) local time, chanting “equality and justice” and carrying banners reading “Women’s rights, human rights”.
However, the protest was later dispersed by the Taliban forces who arrived on the scene in several vehicles. This was conveyed by three female demonstrators to AFP.
– Thailand Reports First Death Due To Omicron
Thailand has reported its first death from the highly contagious variant of the coronavirus, Omicron.