Suit blames Saudi Arabia for attack at Florida military base
Victims of a 2019 shooting at a Florida military base and their families are suing Saudi Arabia, claiming the kingdom knew the gunmen had been radicalized and could have prevented the killings. The suit, filed Monday, also claims that Saudi trainees knew in advance about the plans for the shooting but did nothing to stop it. The suit, filed Monday, also claims that Saudi trainees knew in advance about plans for the shooting but did nothing to stop it. It alleges, for instance, that Saudi Arabia knew about Alshamrani's associations with al-Qaida and his radicalization and yet failed to monitor, supervise or report him. AdThe complaint seeks monetary damages against Saudi Arabia under an exemption of the law that allows for lawsuits against foreign countries arising from acts of terrorism.
Group: Texas naval base shooter voiced support for clerics
The entrances to the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi are closed following an active shooter threat, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi says the shooter was "neutralized" and the facility is on lockdown. (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)The suspect killed during what the FBI is calling a terrorism-related attack at a Texas naval air base voiced support for hardline clerics, according to a group that monitors online activity of jihadists. The attack Thursday at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead. We have determined that the incident (on Thursday) at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism related, Greeves said.
Heres a look at recent attacks on U.S. military bases
A gunman tried to speed through a security gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, opening fire and wounding a sailor who was a member of base security. Other security personnel shot and killed the man. The FBI said the attack was being investigated as terrorism-related but divulged few details as to why. A military law enforcement notice said he told another Marine that he would shoot up his battalion if he were disciplined for misconduct. Feb. 14, 2019: A man was fatally shot at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi after he drove through a gate at the Naval Air Station.
U.S. to expel some Saudi trainees after naval base shooting
FILE PHOTO: Traffic on and off base is restricted after a member of the Saudi Air Force visiting the United States for military training was the suspect in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to expel some Saudi military students following a shooting attack by a Saudi trainee at a Florida naval base last month, a U.S. congressional source familiar with the matter said on Monday. CNN reported that none of the Saudi trainees expected to be sent home were implicated in the shooting attack. The Washington Post reported that investigators had found possible connections between some of the Saudi students and extremist rhetoric or child pornography. It was not immediately clear how many Saudi military students would have their U.S. training curtailed.feeds.reuters.com
FBI asks Apple for phone data from suspected Florida naval base shooter
The FBI asked Apple this week to help extract data from iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student who investigators say fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida last month. The FBI has received a court authorization to search the phones and the devices have been sent to the bureau's lab in Quantico, Virginia, Boente said. Apple said in a statement that it has already provided investigators with all the relevant data held by the company. The company went to court to block an FBI demand for Apple to disable security measures that would wipe the phone's data after 10 incorrect password guesses. The FBI eventually withdrew its request after finding a workaround for getting into the phone.cbsnews.com
FBI: Pensacola Navy base shooting suspect posted 'countdown has started' to social media on 9/11
"The things that he talks about are references, are textbook references of people who commit terrorist acts," said Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent and ABC News contributor.The document also includes details related to how Alshamrani allegedly carried out the shooting, which lasted about 15 minutes.During the rampage, he fired 180 rounds of ammo from his legally purchased handgun with an extended magazine. Some of those shots were fired directly at pictures of President Trump and a former president, who was not named, according to the report.A witness also told investigators the shooter made statements critical of U.S. military action overseas. "He basically is saying the same thing that many terrorists before him has said, that the U.S. is the enemy because they attack Muslims overseas or they help other countries attack Muslims overseas," Garrett said. "And that's their justification to attack us. "While the suspect was previously identified as an aviation officer in the Saudi Air Force, the report said he was studying weapons operating systems at NAS Pensacola.Alshamrani began his training in August 2017, and it was scheduled to last until August 2020.abc13.com
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting
A Saudi commanding officer has ordered all students from the country to remain at one location at the base, authorities said. "There are a number of Saudi students who are close to the shooter and continue to cooperate in this investigation," Rojas said. Alshamrani used a Glock 9 mm weapon that had been purchased legally in Florida, Rojas said. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said. Saudi Arabia's government so far has not commented on a possible motive for the shooting, nor offered any information about the promised investigation.chicagotribune.com
Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns
Generally, foreigners are not allowed to buy guns in the United States. Ron DeSantis questioned whether foreigners should be allowed to buy guns. In Florida, like many other states, foreigners and non-residents can buy a hunting license. There have been instances of foreigners seeking to exploit American gun laws. UCLA's Winkler said these cases, underscored by the Pensacola attack, expose failings in American gun laws.chicagotribune.com
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before Pensacola naval base shooting
A Saudi commanding officer has ordered all students from the country to remain at one location at the base, authorities said. "There are a number of Saudi students who are close to the shooter and continue to cooperate in this investigation," Rojas said. "The Saudi government has pledged to fully cooperate with our investigation. "Republican DeSantis said he supports that the Second Amendment but that it "does not apply to Saudi Arabians. "The U.S. has long had a robust training program for Saudis, providing assistance in the U.S. and in the kingdom.abc13.com