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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Tensions over a record surge of asylum-seekers and fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow brought former Balkans rivals together in an urgent summit Wednesday, along with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
Daniel Herbert, a lawyer for Officer Jason Van Dyke, told CNN his client arrived at the scene 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened businesses and vandalized police cruisers. Prosecutors said Van Dyke had been on the scene 30 seconds before he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. The Chicago shooting charges follow more than a year of unrest across the United States over police shootings of black men that was sparked after the August 2014 killing of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri.