Micheal Avery Death: A domestic terrorism investigation is underway into a fatal car accident that occurred outside of a New Year’s concert in Rochester, New York. Law enforcement agencies say a suspect allegedly left a suicide note and journal in his hotel room before heading out to commit the heinous crime.
Two individuals were killed and five others were injured when two vehicles, one of which was carrying gas containers, collided with the crowd outside the Kodak Center concert. An investigation is underway by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI.
The suspect was identified by the law enforcement agencies as 3-year-old Michael Avery, of Syracuse, NY. Police said he passed away from his injuries. As defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), domestic terrorism encompasses acts that endanger human life and violate state or federal laws, with the apparent intention of intimidating or coercing civilians, influencing government policy through intimidation or coercion, or affecting government operations through mass destruction, assassination, or abduction.
At approximately 12:50 a.m. on Monday, revelers were crossing a crosswalk outside the venue when a Ford SUV collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander that was exiting a nearby parking lot, according to a news conference hosted by Rochester Police Chief David Smith. Smith stated that the collision’s impact propelled the vehicles past a group of pedestrians in the crosswalk.
The Mitsubishi driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while two passengers died. The driver of the Ford was also transported to the hospital with critical injuries, as reported by the chief. Smith stated that three pedestrians were transported to the hospital, one of whom sustained life-threatening injuries.
The family of Avery has been questioned by investigators. Although undiagnosed, the suspect’s family believes he suffered from bipolar disorder, according to authorities. Mayor Malik Evans of Rochester requested the public’s forbearance as the investigation continues and urged anyone with information regarding the incident to contact authorities at a news conference on Monday.
Avery is believed to have checked into the WoodSpring Suites in Greece while traveling to the Rochester area on Wednesday, according to the police. Two days later, he reportedly drove himself to the airport before renting the SUV. According to the Rochester Police Department, Avery purchased containers and gasoline at multiple locations on Saturday. At least twelve petroleum canisters were reportedly discovered by police in the SUV and its vicinity after the collision that transpired at 12:50 a.m. on Monday, after a concert at the Kodak Center.
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