FBI presumes fatal Pensacola attack was terrorism (ASL - 12.9.19)

FBI presumes fatal Pensacola attack was terrorism (ASL - 12.9.19)

Posted on 12/10/2019


Three US Navy sailors are being hailed as heroes.

Officials say Airman Mohammed Haitham, Ensign Joshua Watson and the Airman Apprentice Cameron Walters sacrificed their lives to save others during when a shooting erupted last week at a Florida naval base.

A dignified transfer to Dover Air Force Base was granted Sunday for the three sailors, who officials say did not run from danger when a gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Now authorities are trying to figure out what led Saudi Air Force officer Mohammed AlShamran to open fire.

The 21-one-year-old was killed after exchanging gunfire with two deputies.

No word yet on a motive but authorities say they're working with the presumption that this was an act of terror.

Over the weekend several Saudi nationals were detained for questioning in connection to the attack.

Officials with the Defense Department say at least one of the Saudi nationals filmed the shooting.

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