Video captures female off-duty cop fending off armed robber at her children's school

A mother waiting by a school entrance to pick up her kids leaped into action to thwart an attempted armed robbery, officials said.

On May 12 Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, a mother of two, was waiting to pick up her children from the Colégio Ferreira Master school in Sao Paolo, Brazil, when a man dressed in shorts and a dark hooded sweatshirt charged toward her and other parents with a pistol in his right hand.

That's when Sastre, who also happens to be a cop, jumped into action.

Sastre is seen on CCTV video drawing her own pistol and firing multiple shots, causing the man to fall onto the pavement.

Sastre then kicks his weapon away and trains her weapon on the suspect.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

On Sunday Sastre was thanked for her heroics with a bouquet of orchids.

Márcio França, the governor of São Paulo, said Sastre "intervened against a young man who assaulted kids and their families with a gun."

"She was off duty and she didn’t have to do it," França said. "Congratulations to this military police officer, congratulations to her husband and to all mothers of the state of São Paulo.”

 

May 14, 2018

Sources: ABC News

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  •  Church sets dialogue with Nicaragua's government this week

    Church sets dialogue with Nicaragua's government this week

    acceptance letter in his Twitter account Monday.</p><p> The Nicaraguan bishops had demanded an OAS observation mission as a condition for dialogue, amid a crackdown on protesters by police and supporters of Ortega's government</p><p> Cardenal Leopoldo Brenes said that while the conditions were not the best for starting the dialogue Ortega had offered, the country had to find some way out of the crisis.</p><p> Brenes expressed hope the talks could lead to increased democracy in a country tightly dominated by Ortega. He also called for an end to the violence and looting.</p><p> Demonstrators in the town of Sebaco, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Managua, said Monday that several people were injured when police attacked a roadblock there.</p><p> The nonprofit Permanent Commission on Human Rights now estimates 65 people have been killed and 500 injured since the protests broke out in April.</p><p> On Saturday, Nicaragua's military called for a halt to violence.</p>

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	Meghan Markle’s on-screen husband Keith Robinson talks kissing her

    Meghan Markle’s on-screen husband Keith Robinson talks kissing her

    e-known US police drama The Apostles, shared bedroom scenes with the 'beautiful' bride-to-be and called Harry a 'lucky man'.</p><p>'She was very accommodating, which is what you want when you're in intimate quarters, in the bedroom, doing what TV husbands and wives do.'</p><p>On-screen husband: Keith Robinson was 'married' to Meghan for a month while filming the pilot episode, which was not picked up for a full series by 21st Century Fox</p><p>Addressing the groom-to-be, Keith said: 'It's not hard to kiss a beautiful woman, so I'm glad they cast a beautiful woman to play my wife. It was nice, obviously. You're a very lucky man, Harry, wise choice!'</p><p>Speaking about their on-screen chemistry, Robinson added: 'Sometimes you don't jive with every actor actress you work with, but with her it was very seamless.</p><p>'She was very into it, very giving. It wasn't a hard sell for me at all. We had some pretty intense scenes. I think we did a pretty good job.' </p><p>Keith was 'married' to Meghan for a month while filming the pilot episode, which was not picked up for a full series by 21st Century Fox.</p><p>'It's not hard to kiss a beautiful woman, so I'm glad they cast a beautiful woman to play my wife. It was nice, obviously. You're a very lucky man, Harry, wise choice!'</p><p>Keith described Meghan as 'all about the work' and 'not a diva'.</p><p>'I remember them showing me who they had in mind, different prospects to play opposite me – then finally one day they told me 'we think we've found the perfect person' and I agreed once I met her. </p><p>'She was very laid back – we were excited to be working as actors – it was a good vibe.'</p><p>Dishing the dirt: Anna Foster was speaking to actor Keith Robinson on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday morning when the actor and musician made the revelations</p><p>Meghan in 2012, the year she landed her starring role in Suits. Speaking about their on-screen chemistry, Robinson added: 'Sometimes you don't jive with every actor actress you work with, but with her it was very seamless'</p><p>Meghan went on to land her breakthrough role in the legal comedy Suits: 'I'm happy for her, for all her success. My close friends are in love with that show so I'm not surprised.'</p><p>Keith said he didn't know Meghan was dating Harry until he saw it on TV: 'I said, is that Meghan, the same Meghan? That's amazing, quite an upgrade! It was pretty fantastic, I think it's awesome.</p><p>'I'm so happy for her. No-one in their wildest dreams thinks they're going to be part of the royal family. </p><p>'I think she's going to fit right in and bring a new energy and vibe to the whole experience. It ushers in a new culture that's a little more dialled in and locked in, to the royal family.'</p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

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	Prince Charles to build wedding venue in grounds of Scottish home

    Prince Charles to build wedding venue in grounds of Scottish home

    ies House near Cumnock, Ayrshire, to allow the stately home to offer high-end wedding packages.</p><p>Weddings are currently held in the Tapestry Room of the historic house, with receptions taking place in a marquee erected next to the main house.</p><p>However, the current marquee is thought to detract from the character of the Grade A-listed building, with the new venue set to be built in surrounding woodland. </p><p>Prince Charles has revealed plans to build a luxury wedding venue (pictured in an artist's drawing) in the grounds of the 'haunted' Scottish stately home Dumfries House near Cumnock, Ayrshire </p><p>Charles headed up a consortium to buy the 18th-century house and its Chippendale furniture in a £45million deal in 2007 </p><p>The new proposed building will cater for up to 200 guests, with plans to also build a new walled garden next to it. </p><p>The Prince of Wales, whose son Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday, helped arrange a £45million deal to buy Dumfries House and its collection of Chippendale furniture for the nation. </p><p>He led a consortium of charities and the Scottish Government to make the purchase in 2007, with his own charitable foundation contributing £20million towards the purchase. </p><p>The new plans have been lodged with East Ayrshire Council by The Prince's Foundation and a decision is expected to be made next month.</p><p>A design statement submitted by the prince's representatives states: 'Event hosting is vitally important to the survival of all that goes on within Dumfries House Estate and farther afield.</p><p>'Income generated by wedding and corporate event hosting is essential to the day to day running of the Estate and the wide range of educational programmes that run throughout the year. </p><p>Weddings are currently held in the Tapestry Room of the historic house (pictured), with receptions taking place in a marquee erected next to the main house </p><p>As well as a pavilion for wedding receptions, there are also plans to build a walled garden (above, in an artist's drawing)</p><p>The proposed wedding venue, set to be built in the grounds of the historic house, will cater for up to 200 guests</p><p>'The primary function of the new pavilion is to provide a venue for weddings, unique in character and of the highest quality.</p><p>'The reception and banqueting spaces will accommodate up to 200 guests, with state of the art facilities to the rear providing service and support.</p><p>Dumfries House was built in the 1750s for William Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries, by architects John and Robert Adam. </p><p>The neoclassical country house, which is located in Ayrshire, Scotland, was inherited by the 2nd Marquess of Bute and remained in the family for 200 years.</p><p>In 2007, the mansion was sold to the nation for £45m by John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, due to the cost of upkeep. </p><p>The historic house was bought by a consortium headed by Prince Charles' Charities Foundation. </p><p>Dumfries House is known for its 18th century furniture, including pieces commissioned from cabinet mker Thomas Chippendale.</p><p>'As part of the wedding venue, the external space created around the pavilion is very important. The garden is an extension of the interior and provides a private area for guests to spill out onto. As viewed from inside, the gardens provide an ornamental outlook, with the backdrop of the mature woodland beyond.'</p><p>Princes Charles is also bidding to create a haven for red squirrels in the grounds of the estate.</p><p>It will be turned into a visitor attraction with raised walkways built around the squirrels' habitat for the public to view them.  </p><p>The Prince of Wales is patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust has previously spoken of his love of the wild animals and is keen to save them from threats to their survival.</p><p>Dumfries House, designed by the Adam brothers, was put up for sale by its former owner, the aristocrat and former F1 racing driver John Crichton-Stuart.</p><p>It opened to the public in the summer of 2008 following intensive restoration work.</p><p>Princes Charles recently merged four of his charities focusing on culture, heritage, built environment and community education into one foundation based at Dumfries House. </p><p>The Duchess of Cornwall has previously described how she couldn't bear to visit the Prince of Wales' Dumfries House because she sensed ghosts inside. </p><p>The new plans have now been lodged with East Ayrshire Council and a decision is expected to be made next month</p><p>Dumfries House was built in the 1750s for William Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries, and is known for its furniture collection</p><p>The neoclassical country house was sold to the nation for £45m by John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, due to the cost of upkeep </p><p>The Duchess of Cornwall has previously told how she couldn't bear to visit Dumfries House because she sensed ghosts inside </p><p>Describing seeing the stately home for the first time, Camilla said: 'If you could have seen it when the prince first spotted it, you wouldn't have believed it was the same house.</p><p>'It was so sad and unlived in, unloved and neglected. And it had a really eerie feel about it. There was definitely a ghost.</p><p>'Without a shadow of a doubt. I remember the first time I walked up the steps, got into the hall and I thought, 'I can't go any further.' I literally froze.</p><p>'If my hair could stand on end, it would have done. I remember leaving and thinking I don't want to come back here again and I didn't for a few years.' </p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. 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