Idris Abdus-Salaam Biography – Wiki
Idris Abdus-Salaam (born in 1987) is identified as a truck driver from North Carolina who reportedly stabbed three women and wounded a fourth at a Tennessee truck stop this morning, before a deputy shot him down after he refused to drop his knife. CBS17 confirmed that he was also arrested in April 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina, on a charge of felony eluding arrest in a motor vehicle.
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He was 33 years old at the time of death.
Who is Idris Abdus-Salaam
On Tuesday afternoon, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced the identity of the the suspect in the stabbings at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike off Interstate 40 as Idris Abdus-Salaam, from Durham, North Carolina.
Idris Abdus-Salaam Stabs Four At Tennessee Travel-Center
Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam released a statement to the station WATE addressing the incident at the travel center.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 7 am at the truck stop, where they found a woman with severe injuries outside the store and a man armed with a knife in the parking lot, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation claimed
When asked to drop the weapon, the 33-year-old refused the demand, the bureau confirmed.
At the scene. a deputy started shooting at the suspect, killing him on the spot.
Idris Abdus-Salaam Victims
Authorities found 4 victims. While 3 of them were announced dead at the moment, the other was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The victims include Pilot employees identified by TBI as: Joyce Whaley, 57; Patricia Nibbe, 51, and Nettie Spencer, 41.
Idris Abdus-Salaam Death
Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler said the deputy who fired the shot was not hurt.
Investigators are still under process to find a motive for the deadly attack, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Leslie Earhart stated.