The breaking news today, happening in Colorado Springs, was predicted. I forecast this on Wednesday, noting this was possible on Black Friday.
On Wednesday, November 24, 2015, in "Predicting Terror: Thanksgiving & Black Friday,” I wrote:
I think the "copycat" calendar cannot be ignored. The Paris Terror Attacks occurred on Friday the 13th, exactly two weeks ago from Black Friday, November 27th. The copycat effect has an internal clock that often works on two week, one month, and one year anniversary cycles. Therefore, while organized terrorists might not do anything on this coming Friday, it actually is the lone player, triggered or inspired by the Paris events, who would.
At 2:17 p.m., Colorado Springs police tweeted that "officers are encountering gunfire" and the scene is still an active shooting.
The area is near a shooting center, a bank, a grocery store, and other businesses. Colorado Springs Police report that Centennial Boulevard is closed in both directions between Garden of the Gods Road and Fillmore Street. Police closed Centennial Boulevard in both directions and customers were locked down at a King Soopers grocery store and several nearby shops at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard.
"Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak.” ~ Wikipedia.
At 4:00 pm Mountain, police reported the shooter was still active, and that all roads around the scene continue to be closed. One report said the suspect had a “high-powered rifle.” Police said the suspect may have also brought "devices," including propane tanks, to the clinic.
Swasey was a junior national couples ice dancing champion in 1992.
Swasey won the junior national championship in Orlando, Florida., in 1992, with partner Christine Fowler of Baltimore. Fowler and Swasey, in third after the compulsory phase of the competition, took the title by winning the original and free dance programs, according to a Baltimore Sun article.
Three years later, Swasey and ice dancing partner Hillary Tompkins competed in the 1995 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Providence, Rhode Island. The Denver-based ice dancing couple placed 13th at the championships and later performed on Musical on Ice shows at the Forum in Presque Isle, Maine, according to the Denver Post.
Two others, civilians, were confronted and killed, one apparently at the entrance to the Planned Parenthood building. They have not been identified yet.
In initial reports, the suspect was described as a white man in his 40s wearing a long coat and a hunting hat.
The suspect surrendered to police at about 5:00 pm, Mountain Time.
Overnight, the gunman was identified as Robert Lewis Dear. He is shown above, a bearded Caucasian male, being taken into custody on November 27, 2015, outside the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Reportedly, Dear lives in is from Hartsel, Colorado. Hartsel is officially seven miles east of South Park. South Park (1997 - Present) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network, situated in and around the same named Colorado town. The real South Park existed before the television series.
According to court records, Dear has an arrest record in both North and South Carolina. He has been convicted of several traffic offenses, but has been arrested several times on more serious charges.
His convictions include seat belt violations, driver’s license violations, operating a vehicle in an unsafe mechanical condition and driving a non-registered vehicle.
Dear was charged in Colleton, South Carolina, with two counts of cruelty to animals in 2002, but was found not guilty in a bench trial.
He was also charged in 2002 in Colleton with charges of “peeping Tom” and eavesdropping. Those charges were dismissed. Source.
The name Robert is a Germanic given name, from Old High German Hrodebert "bright with glory" (a compound of hruod "fame, glory" and berht "bright").