It turns out the Jersey City shooters had a pipe bomb in the U-Haul they drove to the Jewish supermarket after killing Detective Joseph Seals and wounding another officer at a cemetary:
ABC7NY – According to multiple law enforcement officials, a device found in the back of the stolen U-Haul proved to be an operable explosive device, a pipe bomb. Also in the U-Haul were notes with religious writings.
The bomb squad detonated the device, though it remains unclear what the suspects had planned to do with it. Officials say it is a key component of the investigation.
Police are also now investigating the shooting as domestic terrorism:
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said Wednesday morning that the gunmen targeted the market, with surveillance video showing them driving slowly through the city’s streets before stopping outside, calmly exiting their van and immediately opening fire.
“We could see the van moving through Jersey City streets slowly,” he said. “The perpetrators stopped in front of (the market), calmly opened the door with two long rifles – him and the other perpetrator – and began firing from the street into the facility.”
New Jersey authorities are preliminarily investigating the incident as a case of domestic terrorism.
The incident began at the Bay View Cemetery, where Seals was fatally shot and another officer wounded in the shoulder.
Officials say Anderson and Graham then drove the U-Haul about a mile to the grocery store, parking across the street and exiting the vehicle with guns drawn. They immediately began firing, shooting four people inside, one of whom managed to flee from the scene.
Officers in the area quickly arrived on scene, trapping the two suspects inside. The lengthy gun battle then commenced.
It’s also being reported that the Jersey City shooters are prime suspects in killing an uber driver who was found dead in his trunk:
— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) December 11, 2019
Jersey City attackers David Anderson and Francine Graham may have kicked off their killing spree three days before they killed a police officer and 3 bystanders in a shootout Tuesday at a kosher market, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday.
Grewal described the pair — believed to be a couple — as the “prime suspects” in the death of an Uber driver whose body was found with head injuries in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car in Bayonne, New Jersey on Saturday.
The victims was identified as Michael Rumberger, 34, of Jersey City.
Grewal did not provide any further details about the link between the couple and Rumberger’s death.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said police in Bayonne were responding to a report of possible criminal activity, when they found Rumberger with head injuries and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In related news, Andy Ngo tweeted this from the NY Times today which just shows how ridiculous de Blasio is…
One day after the attack on the Jersey City kosher supermarket by anti-police, black nationalist shooters, Mayor @BilldeBlasio has announced the NYPD will form a new unit to investigate terror threats from far-right, neo-Nazi groups. https://t.co/1KsnnhqbKF
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 11, 2019