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On Feb. 2, Jacob D. Robida, 18, entered the Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, where patrons say he asked a bartender, 'Is this a gay bar?' then swung a hatchet and fired a Ruger handgun, seriously injuring three men before fleeing. A few days and a few thousand miles later, Robida gunned down a small-town police officer in Arkansas, led authorities on a highway chase, and fatally shot a female passenger in his car before shooting himself in the head, investigators concluded. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> Read the story
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Gay bar attack
On Feb. 2, Jacob D. Robida, 18, entered the Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, where patrons say he asked a bartender, "Is this a gay bar?" then swung a hatchet and fired a Ruger handgun, seriously injuring three men before fleeing. A few days and a few thousand miles later, Robida gunned down a small-town police officer in Arkansas, led authorities on a highway chase, and fatally shot a female passenger in his car before shooting himself in the head, investigators concluded.
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