VIDEO: Arizona Trooper Brutally Beaten Before Shooting

Holly Matkin

Mohamed Ahmed Al-Hashemi viciously attacked Arizona State Trooper Hugh Grant on Dec. 19.

Tempe, AZ – An Arizona State trooper was viciously attacked by a Qatari national while he was out on patrol on Dec. 19 (video below).

The incident occurred on Rural Road just south of the Loop 202 at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Dec. 19, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a press release.

DPS Trooper Hugh Grant and his ride-along, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving group member, were out on patrol when they spotted a man throw a street sign into the roadway, The New York Times reported.

“You can pick it up, or you can go to jail tonight,” Trooper Grant announced over his patrol intercom, as the suspect defiantly crossed the street in front of his patrol vehicle.

Dashcam footage showed the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Al-Hashemi, as he moved out of the crosswalk and started walking in the middle of the roadway.

Trooper Grant moved in behind him and repeatedly ordered Al-Hashemi to get out of the street, but the suspect continued to walk in front of his patrol car, waving his arms out to his sides.

A moment later, the suspect spun around and began skipping backwards, then charged at the patrol car and kicked the front bumper, dashcam footage showed.

Trooper Grant jumped out of his patrol vehicle and ordered the noncompliant suspect to the ground multiple times before he deployed his Taser in an attempt to subdue him.

“The taser proved ineffective, whereupon the trooper attempted a second deployment of the taser,” the DPS said.

Al-Hashemi began roaring and snorting after the second deployment also failed. He then charged at the trooper and attacked him, the video showed.

“The attack can be characterized as extraordinarily vicious,” the DPS said. “Within seconds, the trooper was in a fight for his life. The subject struck the trooper with fists, headbutt and full-kick strikes, knocking him to the ground at least three times.”

Trooper Grant’s ride-along radioed for help on several occasions throughout the attack, the video showed.

“At one point, the subject acquired the trooper’s taser and hit him over the head with the weapon,” the DPS said. “While the trooper was on the ground, the subject continued to kick the trooper in the head.”

As the brutal assault ensued, the Trooper Grant began to lose consciousness.

“Officer is down! Officer is down!” his frantic ride-along alerted over the radio.

“The trooper knew both his life and the life of the citizen observer in his car were in immediate danger,” the DPS said. “As his last resort the trooper deployed his duty weapon, striking the subject and killing him.”

Trooper Grant was transported to a local hospital with injuries to his head and face, The New York Times reported.

He was treated and was released to recover at home, according to the DPS.

Al-Hashemi was in the U.S. on a student visa, but it was unclear when he entered the country, The New York Times reported.

He had attended classes at Arizona State University in the past.

Tempe police also dealt with the Qatari national on Dec. 18, when he caused a disturbance at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to The New York Times.

He was allowed to leave the scene with a warning at the request of the mosque officials, but he returned again later that afternoon.

Al-Hashemi was consequently arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge, The New York Times reported.

You can watch dashcam footage of Trooper Grant’s encounter with Al-Hashemi in the video below:

Comments (214)
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Fire0462
Fire0462

I will Never trust a Muslim. They are taught to hate us.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

We did NOT see this much violence against LEOs until Obama's Stupid Statement of "The police acted stupidly". I think it's time for ALL police unions across the country to unit and file a HUGE Grievance against them if only to make this crap PUBLIC. They, together did LOTS of damage to the safety of our Men and Women in Blue. Not to mention what they did to our Armed Forces. Thank GOD we now have an American in the White House

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

Thankfully the Trooper will recover. Nobody important was killed.

As to the resident trolls who will opine that cops can't street fight: You whine about any force whatsoever then make stupid statements about fights. Obviously you don't see the irony in your circle logic. Except for the injury to the Trooper this one went correctly. Escalation of force in response to the aggressor, Taser failed as is often the case, deadly force. The deceased decided his own demise. No loss.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Too much reliance on stun gun. If he charges and head butts he can go for your gun. Time to use deadly force.

Liberalismissick
Liberalismissick

love a happy ending.

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

Glad the officer was treated and was released to recover at home and the terrorist dead dead DEAD, never to harm anyone ever again.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

In the Community section, I had entitled this one Psychopath taunts officer, and then launches vicious attack. Ends up feeding worms

The video really shows the dangers LEOs face on a daily basis. Officer almost did not go home to his family that night. The perp was clearly a menace to society, and anyone who feels sorry for him getting lethal consequences for his choices and actions should pound sand.

Great job by the officer. He probably could/should have used his firearm earlier. Glad he is okay.

I hope they post my other links posted today in Community, especially the fire rescue. It's really nail-biting.

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

Two tasers ??!! He's on Drugs!!

Al-Hashemi was in the U.S. on a student visa, (Whoa, another student w/hate)

but it was unclear when he entered the country, The New York Times reported.

But, clearly he is a P.O.S.!!! (sickening/creepy smile)

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Wow. Cop got his ass beat, with his only saving grace being a firearm.

Right on brand.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That video wasn't much to see, but I always like a happy ending. Since the recent terrorist attack the DHS needs to put these Arabs under the microscope again. That guy was asking for trouble. Full blow nut case, knocking that sign over in front of the cop and taunting him. They should do away with tasers. Too unreliable. maybe a rubber bullet gun, like the SWAT team used on that guy before the K9 had his fun.

poozel
poozel

I could never be a LEO, I would have ran that bastard over when he was walking in the middle of the street!

Ragman69
Ragman69

Allahu akbarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The world is safer less one.

TruthHurts1969
TruthHurts1969

What’s disgusting to me is the amount of vehicular traffic that went by without helping. They knew what was happening as they slowed down to watch. Not a single person helped him. Disgusted to say the least.

walkintall
walkintall

OhMyGod--it's ANOTHER vicious muslim--Whoda' thunk?

Motor141
Motor141

I love a happy ending...👍🏻👍🏻!

Tinman983
Tinman983

It's tragic when a human loses their life. That's why this is not tragic, the officer survived.

BAD-LIEUTENANT
BAD-LIEUTENANT

AFTER MOST OF THE 9/11 HIGH JACKERS USED STUDENT VISAS TO ENTER OUR COUNTRY YOU’D THINK WE’D BE MORE CAREFUL ABOUT LETTING SHIT LIKE HIM IN.

DocRyder
DocRyder

This man was in all likelihood insane or on drugs to the point of delusion.

Rico99
Rico99

Ever since the Obama administration, the disrespect and violence towards LEO's have been out of control. Before he got into office it was never this out of control.

genat
genat

Why in the hell did no one stop to help the officer? That was terrifying to watch. I am so glad he is going to be OK. As for the other man, got what he deserved. Looked and sounded like he was on some type of drug, maybe like that crap that gives the people who take it superhuman strength and little feeling of pain. And they go totally off the deep end. I don't wish to sound like a shithead, but I am really glad my brother got out of active law enforcement. Too many crazies out there with no regard for life. (He is now a JP in Texas).

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

Just another example of an unarmed "person on color" being wrongly hunted down and killed by the police - NOT.

Njaz
Njaz

Speedy recovery Trooper Grant. Thank you for your heroic response to this perp.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers to the trooper for a complete physical and mental recovery from this very traumatic incident. As for the Muzzie, Appeal that azzhole!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I will withhold comment until I read the results of the tox screen on the deceased perp.... sounds like he deserved to get shot, and the trooper should have shot him sooner.

MizzV
MizzV

Good for the officer! I'm glad there's one less POS in the world!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

When we rode along with the deputy sheriffs department, we were encouraged by the sheriff to do so armed. Our situation was different however in that we were all trained volunteers for the sheriffs department.

I would have radioed and then taken the suspect out, saving my officers life.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Thank goodness the Trooper survive and as far as the suspect I hate he lost his life but he chose it by assaulting the Trooper.

Tucker John
Tucker John

one less punk roaming the streets....

SDLucas
SDLucas

Clean shoot, just a little tardy, IMO.

Pro2A
Pro2A

At least it ended well. The incident demonstrates how officers are hesitant to use force against POCs (persons of color) to the pointed of endangering their lives. America has to bring these progs, BLM;s and terrorist sympathizers into line. I hope our President can be more effective in this area during his second term.

BJR
BJR

It's nearly impossible for Muslim fundamentalists fresh from the hell holes in the Middle East to assimilate to Western Cultures. They grew up hating our culture. Why would any Western society allow these hate-filled terrorists into our society? Very stupid.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Another sleeper cell gone 👍🏻👍🏻

And watch out for the catch phrases in the above responses

Dra71
Dra71

PCP will do that and give super-human strength to whatever fool ingested it. When a taser fails like this it could be the reason plus his totally insane behavior. Glad the Trooper had a ride-a-long to call it in, I say well done to her! And for this POS who most likely has overstayed his student Visa, although no one in the Government seems to know, he got what he deserved. Now we will wait to hear from CAIR complaining about Law Enforcement.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

The sad thing is all these people passing and no one helps the trooper...

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I bet you one thing, that citizen observer has a whole new respect for law enforcement officers. Unlike turd brains @Hi_estComnDenomn

gregblue
gregblue

Tasers are unreliable. Where are night sticks? Have they been banned from use by the police? A 2 inch round oak night stick works very well.

Irishmom19
Irishmom19

I wouldn't trust a Muslim at all. They ALL need to be deported. My boyfriend's family was threatened by the Muslim community to convert or be killed because they are Jewish.

cspcapt
cspcapt

and not one person stopped to help

Mic911
Mic911

Glad the trooper is ok, but what amazes and ticks me off is the number of vehicles that passed and not a damn one of them stopped to assist the trooper!!! WTH people, what happened to respect? You see an officer is need stop and help!!

Notinterested1969
Notinterested1969

Welp, play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Wish505
Wish505

There are muslims who are hot radical, however they are the ones that will hold you down while the radical cuts your head off. I never trust them. They are bred and raised to hate and kill us.

jbrett
jbrett

The criminal was shot at 2:45 at the tape timeline. He should have been shot at 1:20 on timeline. Today's law enforcement has become too lenient. Officers are not obligated to streetfight and attempt de-escalation by physicial fighting. When criminals become violent and aggressive, they should be shot. This criminal would likely have injured or killed innocent citizens based on his actions shown on the video. In Oklahoma, a similar muslim criminal tried to fight a police officer, broke the officers fingers and got lenient probation and later decapitated a co-worker at his job. We need to stop coddling violent criminals who attack police as they are even more dangerous to unarmed citizens.

*ripley789
*ripley789

Thank you both for your service and sacrifice. God bless!

GreenMarine50
GreenMarine50

Statistically the FBI Bureau of Justice Statistics says the death penalty is not a violent crime, homicide deterrent. Well that may be the case for general deterrence, but I have to say that as a specific deterrent it has to have a 100% success rate. #PerfectRecord

Co10706
Co10706

Thank God nobody important died ....Get well soon Trooper

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#nomoretasers

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Don't you just love the way all those good citizens in Arizona close to the Mexican border stop to help this officer?! Get these Arab motherfukers out of our country!

OMC55419
OMC55419

Glad that POS is dead...they shouldn't allow muslims to be in America at all. I dont care how "clean" the background may be they are trash and should NOT be allowed here. As for the officer I wish he would have pulled his gun out and did away with him.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Happy the trooper survived this. But. He should have shot this asshole a lot sooner!


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