Friday, May 22, 2020

Lone Wolves Not As Smart As Often Assumed

The FBI said Thursday that a shooting at a Texas naval air station earlier in the morning that left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related.”

The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle, but security personnel put up a barrier in time to stop the shooting, U.S. officials said.

The man got out of the car and opened fire, wounding a Navy sailor who is a member of the security force at the base. Security personnel killed the shooter during the exchange of gunfire, according to officials.

“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,” FBI Special Agent Leah Greeves said at an afternoon press conference.

A U.S. official told Fox News that the attacker was “an Arab male.” Federal investigators did not provide information about a possible second person of interest.

The facility was on lockdown for about five hours Thursday morning, but that was lifted shortly before noon.

U.S. officials told Fox News it took around five hours to access the body in the shooter's car because a bomb squad had to be brought in with robots to make sure the suspect was not wearing an explosive vest. Another official said the shooter had "lots of ammo."

2 comments:

Jeff said...

"The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle, but security personnel put up a barrier in time to stop the shooting, U.S. officials said.

The man got out of the car and opened fire, wounding a Navy sailor who is a member of the security force at the base. Security personnel killed the shooter during the exchange of gunfire, according to officials."

Typical MSM reporting. That's a lot of shooting for an event in which they were "in time to stop the shooting."

Eskyman said...

CW, over at DailyTimewaster, has more:

"A Military Policewoman guarding the entrance Corpus Christi Naval base saved many lives yesterday. She took a bullet to the chest from a terrorist. Her vest stopped the bullet but knocked her down. She got up, activated the gate barrier stopped his vehicle and shot and killed him."

She's not only good at her job, she's cute too- and her little cuddly doggy has a nice grin!

https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-new-and-true-american-hero.html