Alexis had access card for Navy Yard; investigators look for motive

By Jim Miklaszewski, Pete Williams, Richard Esposito and Erin McClam, NBC News

Aaron Alexis had a security card that allowed him access to the Washington Navy Yard, and shot his way into an office building there by killing a police officer at the base and grabbing his handgun, military officials said Tuesday.

One day after Alexis, a former Navy reservist who was working as a civilian contractor, shot 12 people to death and wounded eight others, authorities were trying to piece together the details of his security clearance.

They were also looking for a motive and putting together a profile. Alexis, 34, appears to have had a history of psychological problems and was deteriorating, and military officials said he had a disciplinary record that included insubordination and disorderly conduct.

Further in his past, Alexis was accused three years ago of accidentally firing a bullet into an upstairs apartment, and nine years ago of shooting the tires of another person’s car during an anger-fueled blackout.

Alexis was killed, ending the rampage Monday, after exchanging fire with officers who stormed the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

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FOX NEWS now Confirming Shooter

Is the same guy as the NBC folks mentioned.

 

“identified one of the gunman who attacked the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Ft. Worth, Texas. Alexis was killed at the scene, but police have asked for Washington D.C. residents to remain on the lookout for two additional suspects.”

Breaking News: HQ NSSC breached!

Monday, September 16, 2013

BREAKING! Headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command breached!

STICKY POST FOR NOW – CONSTANTLY UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE

Washington Navy Yard. Less than a mile from the U.S. Capitol, I believe.

The Navy Yard is an extremely secure facility! Documents with the highest classification!

This post stuck here for a while so that updates can be added as they occur.

For local coverage that is really on top of developments, go to WUSA.

PASTORIUS UPDATE – This is a Secure Operations building – highly classified – The War Plans are in this building.

FOX NEWS PUT UP A SCROLL A FEW MINUTES AGO, SAYING, “AMBULANCES ARRIVE ON SCENE WITH POLICE ESCORT.

I have never heard of ambulances being given a Police Escort before.

This could mean one of two things,

1) they anticipated terrible traffic problems, so they believe they needed a convoy of Emergency vehicles all with sirens blaring (but frankly, that would just cause even more trouble,

or

2) THEY BELIEVE THIS IS A TERRORIST OPERATION WHICH MAY ROLL OUT IN STAGES, and that a stage might be planned wherein Emergency responders are attacked.

THIS COULD BE THE FIRST STAGE OF JIHADIST ATTACKS IRAN THREATENED US WITH IN RESPONSE TO SYRIA.

RELATED? – This story came out yesterday – FBI WARNS: MUSLIM TERRORISTS PLAN TO ATTACK FUEL STORAGE PLANTS INSIDE U.S.

AOW here….This facility houses the command center for naval operations in the eastern Mediterranean.

4 civilians and one officer shot.

Another man shot very close to one of the Navy Yard’s gates @ New Jersey and M.

All flights at DCA (Reagan Washington National) are grounded indefinitely.

11th Street Bridge is closed and being used as triage center.

Streets being closed all over D.C., including those around Capitol Hill.

PASTORIUS – This photograph (picked up from Twitter) seems to indicate the shooter SHOT HIS WAY INTO THE BUILDING.

AOW here….Local news now stating that at least 10 people have been shot.

PASTORIUS –

NBC4 Washington: Four Dead, 12 Shot at D.C. Navy Yard; Active Shooter Still At Large
live feed Washington DC Fire, and EMS Live Audio Feed

Shooter 'contained'...
3,000 workers told to 'shelter in place'...
NBC: At least 2 cops among victims...
Flights halted out of Reagan airport...
WH: 'Citizens: Listen to the Authorities'...

KRLA LOS ANGELES RADIO: SHOOTER DESCRIBED AS A “BLACK MALE, WITH A BEARD, WEARING A CAP”

MULTIPLE SHOOTERS ARE BEING REPORTED BY SOME SOURCES NOW, INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON POST:

WaPo sticking with three gunmen, according to police spokeswoman

WaPo
One of the shooters is “down,” police said, but two remain in a building on the grounds.

One of the shooters at large is dressed in fatigues. At least one has a long gun, police said.


NBC: Authorities originally believed there was a lone gunman, but sources later confirmed to News4 that the shooting was carried out by at least two gunmen.


USA TODAY – The shooter was described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall, 170 pound with a black shirt and black hat. He is believed to be barricaded somewhere and have multiple guns.