U.S. Marshals Take Over Search For Escaped Prisoner, Trump Says He Would Consider Meeting With North Korea’s Leader

U.S. Marshals Take Over Search For Escaped Prisoner

The U.S. Marshals Service is taking over as the lead agency involved in the search for an escaped prisoner. David Watson was being taken to a state psychiatric hospital in Jessup on Friday morning when he overpowered a guard and ran into some woods. There have been no sightings since the escape. The 28-year-old Watson was serving a prison term in Delaware for the attempted murder of a police officer. He is facing similar charges in Maryland. The reward for information has now doubled to ten-thousand dollars.

Two Hurt In East Dallas Shooting

Two people are being treated for injuries from a morning shooting in East Dallas, and there’s still no indication that police have caught the gunman. One of the people shot was a paramedic. He’s said to be in critical condition. Another civilian was shot as well and is reported to be in stable condition. Meanwhile, there’s a strong police response in the area where the shooting took place. The suspect is being described as a bald black man in a dark green shirt and jeans. He’s believed to be carrying an AK-47-style rifle. There’s no word on a possible motive. People are being urged to stay away from the scene.

Trump Says He Would Consider Meeting With North Korea’s Leader

President Trump says he would consider meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump told Bloomberg that he would be honored to do so, if it is appropriate and if it is under the right circumstances. Tensions continue to rise throughout Northeast Asia over North Korea’s nuclear threat. Over the weekend, President Trump said he would not be happy if the North conducts a nuclear test. He made the comment on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and did not elaborate.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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