Former KKK Leader Suspected In Jewish Center Attacks: 3 Killed - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Former KKK Leader Suspected In Jewish Center Attacks: 3 Killed

Posted: Updated:

(NBC News)- The person of interest in custody for the killing of three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas is a Missouri man and former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of antisemitism and racism, law enforcement officials said.

Frasier Glenn Cross, Jr., 73, is suspected of fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather in the parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus in Overland Park then gunning down a woman at Village Shalom, a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center, law enforcement officials said.

A civil rights organization that tracks hate groups said it has long known about Cross.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says Cross is known to them using an alias — Glenn Miller — and is the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

The center sued Cross in the 1980's for intimidating African Americans, and he has had several run-ins with the law since then, including being accused of violating the terms of a court order that settled the lawsuit.

A profile assembled by the Southern Poverty Law Center includes several anti-semitic statements attributed to Cross.

Police have not publicly named the suspect. He was described as an elderly man with a beard in a Sunday afternoon news conference.

A person was taken into custody at Valley Park Elementary School in relation to the shootings at Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kan.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Officials say cougar in fatal attack was shot

    Officials say cougar in fatal attack was shot

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:37:36 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state say a cougar that attacked two men riding bicycles, killing one and injuring the second, has been shot to death. Capt. Alan Myers of the state's Fish & Wildlife Police says agents using a hound-dog tracker shot and killed the cougar shortly before 3 p.m., the Seattle Times reported.

    >>

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state say a cougar that attacked two men riding bicycles, killing one and injuring the second, has been shot to death. Capt. Alan Myers of the state's Fish & Wildlife Police says agents using a hound-dog tracker shot and killed the cougar shortly before 3 p.m., the Seattle Times reported.

    >>
  • Pregnant woman says man punched her and service dog on flight to Orlando

    Pregnant woman says man punched her and service dog on flight to Orlando

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:54:01 GMT
    Stock image of inside a planeStock image of inside a plane
    Stock image of inside a planeStock image of inside a plane

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A deaf woman who is 5 months pregnant says a man punched her in the stomach and hit her service dog during a confrontation on an airplane as it arrived at a Florida airport. Hazel Ramirez says she and her partner, Matthew Silvay, were confronted Thursday by Timothy Manley, who objected to their service dog, Zariel, a Great Dane. Manley says the dog triggered his wife's allergies as the flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando was making its descent. &nb...

    >>

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A deaf woman who is 5 months pregnant says a man punched her in the stomach and hit her service dog during a confrontation on an airplane as it arrived at a Florida airport. Hazel Ramirez says she and her partner, Matthew Silvay, were confronted Thursday by Timothy Manley, who objected to their service dog, Zariel, a Great Dane. Manley says the dog triggered his wife's allergies as the flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando was making its descent. &nb...

    >>
  • Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:19:17 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • 14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

    14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:49:21 GMT
    Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old boy posing as a police officer was arrested for snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station - while pretending to help him.    His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police on Sunday, nearly a week after he fled the station at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old boy posing as a police officer was arrested for snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station - while pretending to help him.    His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police on Sunday, nearly a week after he fled the station at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.

    >>
  • Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:15:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

    >>
  • Bicyclist still in hospital after cougar attack

    Bicyclist still in hospital after cougar attack

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:55:37 GMT
    file photofile photo

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - A mountain biker who survived a cougar attack that killed his friend east of Seattle is still hospitalized.    Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said the 31-year-old man was in satisfactory condition Sunday.    He and a 32-year-old man were riding on a trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills on Saturday when the mountain lion began following them.

    >>

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - A mountain biker who survived a cougar attack that killed his friend east of Seattle is still hospitalized.    Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said the 31-year-old man was in satisfactory condition Sunday.    He and a 32-year-old man were riding on a trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills on Saturday when the mountain lion began following them.

    >>