But NO terrorism charges were filed, despite the fact that the attacks were shown to be intentional. The Somali Muslim illegal migrant, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, found guilty of running down a police officer with his car and stabbing him, then hitting 4 other pedestrians with a U-Haul truck, had been ordered to be deported from the U.S. in 2011 before claiming refugee status in Canada.
Express US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman Lauren Mack said in a statement that Sharif was in custody in the United States for about four months in 2011. He was ordered to be deported to Somalia but was released on an “order of supervision” in November 2011. The statement said that Sharif did not appear for a scheduled meeting in January 2012 and efforts to locate him “were unsuccessful” (as he had fled to Canada)
Global News Sharif, 32, was charged with 11 offences, including five of attempted murder, four counts of criminal flight from police causing bodily harm, one count of aggravated assault and one count of dangerous driving.
The charges were in connection with the ramming and stabbing of Edmonton police Const. Mike Cherny(below) and a subsequent U-Haul rampage through downtown Edmonton in September 2017. Sharif sat in the prisoner’s box showing no emotion as he learned his fate in an Edmonton courtroom Friday morning. The decision came after less than 24 hours of deliberation by the jury.
Judge tells Abdulahi Sharif’s jury to approach attempted murder charges with ‘great deal of caution’
The four injured pedestrians told the court about their memories of being hit and how they coped with broken bones, anxiety and depression.