Muslim Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed was shot dead by police at the Columbus International Airport on Wednesday. The Muslim tried to use a fake ID. He later attacked police with a knife until he was shot dead.
Ibn Abdul-Rasheed tried to use a woman’s ID to purchase a ticket.
The Muslim was carrying canisters of frozen urine.
News 10 reported:
One person was shot and killed by police officers at Columbus International Airport.
The shooting occurred shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Sgt. Rich Weiner of the Columbus Police Department, the suspect unsuccessfully tried to purchase an airline ticket with a fake ID. Authorities were alerted to the incident and followed the suspect out of the terminal.
UPDATE: Police have released the name of the man that was shot to death at Port Columbus. The man was identified as 41-year-old Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed.
The confrontation outside came after the officer called a tow truck for the man’s vehicle, which he left illegally parked in the departures area. An officer approached the suspect and was conversing with him when suddenly the man lunged at the officer with a knife, prompting police to open fire. The wounded suspect dropped to the ground, but got back up and continued advancing towards the officer. A backup officer responded at which point the suspect quickly moved towards him with the knife, forcing the officer to retreat backwards towards the terminal entrance where a third officer was positioned. The third officer shot multiple times, striking the suspect, ending the attack.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Weiner adds additional knives were discovered on the suspect after officers searched his body. Suspicious items were also removed from his vehicle.