Claim: Photographs show injuries sustained by a policeman who declined to shoot a knife-wielding attacker.
|REAL PHOTOGRAPHS; |
Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2015]
This is a Cop after not shooting a guy with a knife.
Origins: The above-displayed photos of a man with inch-deep slash wounds across his chest and back first reached our inbox
According to the U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes, Air Force officials quickly determined that there had been no such attack involving any USAF personnel around Kunsan, nor was anyone with the name included in the
Wing officials, including OSI personnel, checked into the report and within a day or so concluded it was fake, Komurek said.
"We had no such attack and we confirmed that the e-mail was a hoax. We notified the chain of command and the Wolf Pack members about the
The e-mail gave a DSN number and a commercial number with a Houston area code for those wishing "to donate to the family of SSgt Jones." Repeated calls to the DSN number went unanswered and calls to the Texas number produced a recording stating that the number is not in service.
According to Air Force officials, the photographs are genuine, but they originated in the U.S. and were pictures used by law enforcement authorities for training purposes (that documented the aftermath of a fight between inmates).
Last updated: 20 August 2015
Fisher, Franklin. "Photos of 'Slashed Airman' a Hoax, Officials Say." Stars and Stripes. 25 March 2006.