Raccoon Rescued After Getting Head Stuck in Grate

first_img A raccoon found itself in an unfortunate position Thursday, but luckily, a team of firefighters came to its rescue.Firefighters in Newton, Massachusetts undertook “quite the operation” to rescue a raccoon trapped in a storm grate, according to the Newton Fire Department.Always willing to help our 4 legged friends! It was quite the operation. https://t.co/wgFXzrhnWQ— Newton Fire (@NewtonFireDept) August 1, 2019A bicyclist riding by first noticed the stuck raccoon and reported it to the fire department, which sent a fire truck to scene, Newton Fire Lieutenant Michael Bianchi told the Boston Globe.“We sent a fire truck, and we tried to remove his head from the sewer grate with soap and water,” Bianchi said. But the attempt was unsuccessful — even with the soapy suds, the raccoon remained stuck.Photos posted to social media showed the helpless raccoon gazing up from the metal grids of the grate, its little paws gripping the grate covering for support.We were able to rescue a juvenile raccoon today with help from Waltham’s Animal Control. He had been stuck for a while but we are happy to report he is free!!! #newtonfire #nfd #newtonma pic.twitter.com/q7CYEQCCWZ— Newton Fire (@NewtonFireDept) August 1, 2019Waltham Animal Control was called in to assist with the operation and a veterinarian had to administer  a sedative to the animal, according to Bianchi.After the distressed raccoon was sedated, officials were able to free the animal. The whole rescue operation took two hours.“We were able to rescue a juvenile raccoon today with help from Waltham’s Animal Control. He had been stuck for a while but we are happy to report he is free!” the Newton Fire Department announced on Twitter.“We rescue citizens big and small!!!” the agency added.More on Geek.com:Bunny Found in River With Rope and Anchor Tied Around Its NeckWatch: Sea Lion Pup Stuck in Diver’s Mask Rescued in San DiegoKitten Encased in Spray Foam Rescued by Garbage Collector in Oregon Stay on target Watch: Deputies Help Bear Family Rescue Cub Trapped in DumpsterWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike last_img read more

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Underwear Bomber Files Lawsuit Against US DOJ Over Rights

first_imgUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab. (U.S. Marshals Service via Getty Images ) Share this article A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and religious rights.Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received multiple life sentences after the attempted attack on the Amsterdam to Detroit flight, which he called part of his “religious duty” as a Muslim to wage jihad against the United States.In a lawsuit filed in a Colorado federal court, he said authorities in the federal maximum security prison where he is being held were violating his constitutional rights by not allowing him to communicate with the outside world or practice his religion, according to court documents. US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   American cleric trained Abdulmutallab for suicide attack’: Details of the report of the Federal Bureau of… https://t.co/PHX3OlFHmh pic.twitter.com/vDpRospw0Y— Nigerian News (@Nigerian_Info) February 27, 2017 ‘Underwear Bomber’ Files Lawsuit Against US DOJ Over Rights By Reuters October 23, 2017 Updated: October 23, 2017 Sharecenter_img #YEMEN#UPDATE #AQAP Released New Video Shows Anwar al-Awlaki With Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – pic.twitter.com/RC2eYITtlK— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) December 9, 2015 NigerianTerrorist Abdulmutallab’s face is on Edo State voters register – Oshiomhole – https://t.co/nQcnZRUt4U pic.twitter.com/t9AQzRDM2G— Davina Diaries (@DavinaDiaries) September 28, 2016 Airliner Bombings: Northwest Airlines Flight 253 (2009). Attempted suicide bombing by Umar Abdulmutallab. pic.twitter.com/i7csYjyOim— Air Disasters (@AirCrashMayday) November 19, 2015 “Prisoners retain fundamental constitutional rights to communicate with others and have family relationships free from undue interference by the government,” said Gail Johnson, his attorney, in a statement to the New York Times.“The restrictions imposed on our client are excessive and unnecessary, and therefore we seek the intervention of the federal court.”Justice Department officials were not immediately available for comment. Abdulmutallab trained at an al Qaeda camp in Yemen under the direction of U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to the Justice Department.His bomb caused a fire on the Northwest Airlines flight, which had 289 people aboard, and he was subdued by passengers. Abdulmutallab, 30, was being held in long-term solitary confinement, the lawsuit said. It accused staff at the United States Penitentiary-Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado of repeatedly force feeding him during a hunger strike using “excessively and unnecessarily painful” methods.Abdulmutallab also asserted the Justice Department went too far in restricting his communication, including not allowing him to talk to his nieces and nephews since his solitary confinement was based on a special administrative measures imposed on national security grounds.White supremacist inmates were also permitted to harass him during prayer times, according to the lawsuit. Show Discussionlast_img read more

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