The investigation into the fatal shooting at a Navy training center in Florida was officially characterized as a terrorism inquiry on Sunday, as new details emerged about the Saudi Air Force trainee who killed 3 sailors
The F.B.I. said it was conducting a terrorism investigation into the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola , as new information emerged about the gunman’s training at the facility.
The complaint, quoted in a communication circulated among people connected to the flight training, said that the instructor referred to Lieutenant Alshamrani as “Porn Stash” in front of about 10 other aviation students, embarrassing and angering him.
Yet little is known of Lieutenant Alshamrani’s life in Florida during his months as a trainee, and the incident in April appears to have been upsetting enough that two American students in the class helped him file his complaint, according to the person who spoke with him about it.
“Laughing, he continued to ask, ‘What? Have you not seen a porn star before?’” the lieutenant wrote in his complaint, according to the summary. “After I did not respond, he just let go of the subject.”
“Appropriate personnel action was taken regarding the incident in question, corrective action was taken, the matter was closed back in April, and we have no further comment,” Mr. Busey said.
Separately, F.B.I. officials said they are continuing to conduct interviews with anyone who may have had contact with the gunman, who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy at the scene of the attack. They said they are operating on the assumption that he acted alone, but are continuing to investigate whether he may have had help.
Days earlier, he and three other Saudi military trainees were in New York City, visiting several museums and Rockefeller Center. There has been no indication that the trip was more than a sightseeing tour.
According to the communication describing the encounter, Lieutenant Alshamrani was visibly upset and reported what happened to managers of CAE USA, which provides instruction to civil and military aviation students. (Delaware Resource Group is a subcontractor to CAE.) The American student who helped the lieutenant draft the complaint was one of two who accompanied him when he went to file it, according to the person who spoke with the Saudi trainee about the complaint.
As part of a terrorism investigation, federal authorities will also be attempting to determine whether there was a political or ideological motive behind the shooting.
The White House said Sunday that President Trump had spoken with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who “reiterated Saudi Arabia’s commitment to working with the United States to prevent a horrific attack like the Pensacola shooting from ever happening again.”
Mr. Esper confirmed that several friends of the gunman were detained during the military’s investigation of the shooting, and said that of those who were detained, “some one or two were filming” the shooting.Read more: The New York Times
Another win for diversity. No disrespect to the soldiers that were killed but why is it that this was labeled terrorism so quickly but a white guy can kill black people in a church or shoot a crowd of concert goers, or shoot up a synagogue, it’s not terrorism but mental illness? Provide a pamphlet how to fly with every purchase, privatize training. Military is billion dollar business for Northtrop and Lockheed. USA spent $6 Trillion in Mid East military defense. When will the Saudi King start paying off the USA debt? kilmeade foxandfriends
Navy Identifies Pensacola Attack Victims As Exceptional Heroes Who 'Saved Lives'The victims of Friday&39;s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola were identified as Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23; Mohammed Sameh Haitham, 19; and Cameron Scott Walters, 21. Any shrieking about racist Muslim terrorists attacks on Americans?
At least one Saudi national filmed Pensacola attack, US Defense Secretary Esper saysAt least one Saudi national filmed the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida , US Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Sunday. Kick them out. The Saudis are NOT our friends. Why isn’t this being called a terrorist attack? That’s what it looks like to me... We should sell their country a ton of powerful American weapons!
FBI probing whether Pensacola naval base suspect watched mass-shooting videos before attack, sources sayCommunity members and active-duty military paid their respects as the procession of cars carrying the three airmen killed in the NAS Pensacola shooting arrived at base. These lone wolfs. imagine having this much free time
FBI presumes Pensacola base attack was an act of terror; no motive identifiedThe Saudi air force officer who killed three people at a Florida naval base last week bought the gun he used, a Glock 9 mm pistol, 'legally and lawfully,' the FBI special agent in charge said Americans have to jump through hoops to get a license and gun, but a non-citizen can just go buy a gun? And the U.S. pays to train these people from around the world, teach them everything they need to know to be our enemies. What a country... And that’s the problem, think about it But he killed somebody 'illegally' and 'unlawfully'
Pensacola Gunman Played Shooting Videos at Dinner Before AttackThe gunman at a Navy air base in Florida played videos of mass shootings at a dinner with other Saudi aviation students the week of the deadly attack, a person briefed on the investigation said. By ALLAH U WILL FEAR TO WALK IN THE STREETS. His name was Mohammed. They can pay for it. No problem.
FBI probing whether Pensacola naval base suspect watched mass-shooting videos prior to attack, sources sayInvestigators are probing a report that the suspect in the Pensacola naval base shooting had watched mass-shooting videos in the presence of some friends in the days prior to the attack, two people briefed on the probe told ABC News. Maybe we need a Saudi Ban. Saudi AF pilot training on US soil. This sounds eerily familiar. Do Americans realize who is in their backyard? This should be a wake up call. Ya probably his FBI handlers that talked him into doing it so they can continue to justify there existence as well as their continued shredding of the constitution. Anyway isn't that where they trained the Saudi's that pulled off 911?