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.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/17/20535835-alexis-had-access-card-for-navy-yard-investigators-look-for-motive?lite

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.”

Shooter has possibly been identified by NBC News

(I am passing this on and then of course, they retract it)

I’m passing this on to everyone so you all KNOW who the liars are.

 

NBC’s Pete Williams Identifies Navy Yard Gunman As Aaron Alexis, 34, of Ft. Worth, TX

by Noah Rothman | 2:50 pm, September 16th, 2013 video

NBC News reporter Pete Williams 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.

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“There’s only one confirmed gunman and authorities say he’s 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas,” Williams reported. “That he had just recently begun working as a civilian contractor for the Navy.

Williams noted that reports indicate Aaron infiltrated the highly secure facility by using the identification of a current employee of the facility who has not yet been identified.
“What his motive was is a long way from determined,” Williams continued.
Watch the clip below via NBC:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nbcs-pete-williams-identifies-navy-yard-gunman-as-aaron-alexis-34-of-ft-worth-tx/

 

Obama:”Take it with a grain of salt”

President Barack Obama expressed skepticism at a Russian proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons to international inspectors to avert U.S. military strikes — even as the Arab republic publicly welcomed the initiative.

“I think you have to take it with a grain of salt initially,” Obama told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie on Monday night. “This represents a potentially positive development. We are gonna run this to ground.”

“I think what we’re seeing is that a credible threat of a military strike from the United States, supported potentially by a number of other countries around the world, has given them pause and makes them consider whether or not they would make this move,” Obama added.