...[D.C. Police Chief] Lanier stressed that police had no evidence linking the attack to any broader plot or to last week's attack of a group of New York City police officers by a hatchet-wielding man, which New York's police commissioner called an act of terrorism.The axe wielder is still on the loose and remains unidentified.
Lanier said police weren't ruling out that possibility....
"A lot of these radical organizations, terrorist organizations are very vocal about targeting first responders. It's no secret. It's not new. But it certainly has ramped up," Lanier said. "We're on extremely high alert."
BTW, there is a Salafist masjid five short blocks from the location of the axe attack on October 31, 2014. Just sayin'.