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AZ State Trooper attacked by Qatari national on student visa

Arizona state trooper and his citizen observer were victimized in an attempt to help a man that escalated into an officer involved shooting. [Photo AZDPS]

Sedona AZ – On December 19, 2019, at 11:50 in the evening, an Arizona State Trooper was on patrol in the area of Rural Road just south of the Loop 202 in Tempe. Accompanying the trooper was a citizen observer.

While patrolling the area, the state trooper observed a subject knock a street sign into the roadway. Utilizing his speaker, the trooper asked the subject to pick up the street sign. The subject refused and proceeded to walk down the middle of Rural Road. The subject, later identified as Mohamed Ahmed E A Al-Hashemi, 25, a Qatari national in the United States on a student visa, continued to defy the trooper’s commands and continued to walk down the middle of the roadway.

As the man walked down the roadway, he became wildly demonstrative in his physical behavior and actions. As the trooper placed his vehicle in front of the subject to keep him from being hit by oncoming traffic, he ordered the subject to “get out of the street.” The subject refused, instead he charged the trooper’s vehicle and kicked the hood area. Due to the erratic and threatening behavior of the subject, the trooper exited his vehicle and gave the subject commands to “get on the ground.” The subject again refused commands, at which time the trooper deployed his taser. The taser proved ineffective, whereupon the trooper attempted a second deployment of the taser.

Upon the second ineffective deployment of the taser the subject charged the trooper and violently attacked him. The attack can be characterized as extraordinarily vicious. Within seconds, the trooper was in a fight for his life. The subject struck the trooper with fists, headbutt and full-kick strikes, knocking him to the ground at least three times. The trooper desperately called for his citizen observer to radio for help.

At one point, the subject acquired the state trooper’s taser and hit him over the head with the weapon. While the trooper was on the ground, the subject continued to kick the trooper in the head. As the attack continued the trooper began to feel a loss of consciousness. The trooper knew both his life and the life of the citizen observer in his car were in immediate danger of death. As his last resort the trooper deployed his duty weapon, striking the subject and killing him.

The state trooper was taken to the hospital where he was treated for injuries and released. The citizen observer was physically unharmed during the altercation.

13 Comments

  1. Melody says:

    Saw video on TV and it was frighteningly. That cop was brave and tried his best not to cause the guy harm and he was a lunatic. Was he a terrorist???

  2. steve Segner says:

    Sedona eye-AZ State Trooper attacked by Qatari national on student visa. Police are attacked every day in America.

    I find it funny that the Sedona Eye would print an article on this subject, and why would they use BOLD print on the subjects Name? Oh I know Mohamed Ahmed E A Al-Hashemi, from Qatari! is a Moslem.

    Sedona Eye, All the Biased new that will fit we print.

    Sample of the local Journalism The Sedona Eye the local Rag regularly runs story’s on like this hate filled.

    Sedona AZ – On December 19, 2019, at 11:50 in the evening, an Arizona State Trooper was on patrol in the area of Rural Road just south of the Loop 202 in Tempe. Accompanying the trooper was a citizen observer.
    While patrolling the area, the state trooper observed a subject knock a street sign into the roadway. Utilizing his speaker, the trooper asked the subject to pick up the street sign. The subject refused and proceeded to walk down the middle of Rural Road. The subject, later identified as( Mohamed Ahmed E A Al-Hashemi,) 25, a Qatari national in the United States on a student visa, continued to defy the trooper’s commands and continued to walk down the middle of the roadway.

  3. Clifford says:

    @segner. your point?

  4. Bob, VOC says:

    most of us should be concerned that the guy was 25 & here on a STuDENT VISA and disrespected & attacked our Arizona law enforcement w/intent to kill !!!!! @clifford that commenter had NO POINT & is a fool

    in Qatar he would have been executed in public for his behavior & his body left to rot in public, his religion didn’t kill him but his superior attitude & lack of civility did & our law enforcement should recognize your disrespectful comment towards them

    you should have said awful for the police & not that the policeman was anti Muslim because there’s no way watching that video that anybody knew him as anything but a crazy killer man & if his name was John Jones it wouldn’t matter in bold in Qatar or USA

  5. steve Segner says:

    Sample of the local so called Journalism in Sedona Eye the local Rag, regularly runs story’s on like this .
    My post does not say that the policeman was anti Muslim, I said Sedona Eye called out in capitol letter that he was ” Muslim ” I never see news reports that call out someone as being Christians when police arrest someone. Sedona Eye seems to post Hate. Why did they not post story of wife of American hit and killed a Englishman that fled to America. And is getting off Scott free…. The should up set you more

  6. Terri says:

    YOU SEGNER are the racist. YOU assumed he’s Muslim. Sedona Eye never said that !! The comment about you worried about someone other than police officer shows you are racist against cops. (Deleted by Editor)

  7. Janet, West Sedona says:

    Probably didn’t mention the English story dummy because the police story was Local and the other English story not?

  8. steve Segner says:

    Terri says:you are racist against cops!
    Sorry Terri, Cops are not a race!
    there are more stories like this Phoenix police chief calls viral-video arrest of suspected …
    https://abcnews.go.com › story
    Jun 16, 2019 – An Arizona police chief said she has apologized to a black couple … in an interview with ABC affiliate station KNXV-TV in Phoenix on Sunday.
    then police beating up people seem to bee in news a lot more then (-AZ State Trooper attacked by Qatari national ) In all caps!

  9. Terri says:

    You’re right I used wrong word about racist but you’re a (Deleted by Editor) because there’s no all caps in the story. Learn grammar and punctuation. (Deleted by Editor) is a newsworthy source and most people like this place very very much. You sound like that Christopher Fox Graham a (Deleted by Editor) and (Deleted by Editor). RRN doesn’t count around here bcuz it’s advertisements and no substance like its (Deleted by Editor) and ties. You’re wrong and let’s see if you can admit it. Move on white guy, stop being a plantation manager for African Americans, they don’t need you to interfere bcuz they’ll handle it on their own.

  10. Tom says:

    But … but … what if he was a Russian in disguise!

  11. steve Segner says:

    RRN doesn’t count around here bcuz it’s advertisements and no substance like its.
    Terri and this is your idea of good grammar and spelling ?

  12. Terri says:

    SedonaEye deleted my (deleted by editor) my answer’s yes. Try answering something truthfully instead of flinging s- mud on walls.

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