A post is being shared claiming that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘bulldozer model’ is being used by the American police in the process of detention of a man who shot four police officers. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: American police employed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘bulldozer model’ to arrest a person who shot four policemen.
Fact: The SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team damaged the house from where Terran Green, the man who reportedly shot four police officers, was shooting at them to capture him and end the long stand off. Moreover, Green is neither the owner nor the one who leased the house. Michael Hill, the owner of the house was contacted by the FBI officials before the attack seeking floor plans to the residence. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, information related to the claim was found to be reported by several news channels. From the reports (here, here, and here), it is clear that a man named Terran Green shot Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, Joseph Anderson during a traffic stop and was also accused of wounding three law enforcement officers. To end the long standoff and arrest Green, the SWAT team used heavily armoured vehicles to capture him.
Finally, Green was captured using the hydraulic arm of the vehicle called the Rook, smashing into the residence. Besides, Green was not the owner of the house, in fact, public records show that the house was rented by a woman. Michael Hill, the owner of the house was contacted by FBI officials before the attack seeking floor plans for the residence.
To sum up, American police did not employ UP’s ‘bulldozer model’ to arrest a man accused of shooting four police officers.