Attorney General William Barr confirmed Monday that a deadly attack on a US Naval Air Base in Florida last December was an “act of terrorism,” adding the suspect had posted anti-American and anti-Israeli messages on social media.
“This was an act of terrorism. The evidence shows that the shooter was motivated by Jihadist ideology. During the course of the investigation, we learned that the shooter posted a message on September 11th of this year, stating ‘The Countdown has Begun,’” said the Attorney General.
“He then visited the 9/11 memorial in New York City. He also posted anti-American, anti-Israeli messages on social media,” he added.
AG Barr on Pensacola Attack:
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Original Story: December 6, 2019
The gunman who opened fire at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida was reportedly a Saudi Arabian national in the US for flight training.
“The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, fatally shooting three people, has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia as investigators are looking into whether the attack is terrorism-related,” reports Fox News.
We're learning a Saudi Arabian military member in Pensacola committed these murders.
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“The gunman was confronted and taken out by a pair of responding officers. Two people were killed at the scene while a third victim died after being rushed to a local hospital. Seven others suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment, including the two officers, one of whom was shot in the arm and the other in the knee. Both are expected to survive,” adds Fox.
“This is a tragic day for the city of Pensacola… we are a military town, our hearts and prayers are connected to all those that serve us every single day,” the city’s mayor, Grover Robinson, told reporters during a press conference Friday. “We will overcome this, but today this is certainly a tragic day.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: Fox News