Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wire: Recruiter Shooting Suspect Was Tracked by FBI Terrorist Task Force

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

Still no statement from Obama, new Army chief on domestic act of terrorism.

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that man charged with the Arkansas military recruiter shooting might have considered other targets, according to law enforcement officials.

A joint FBI-Homeland Security intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press said officers found maps to Jewish organizations, a child care center, a Baptist church, a post office and military recruiting centers in the southeastern U.S. and New York and Philadelphia.

"Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of newly discovered information, the FBI cannot rule out additional subjects, targets, or the potential for inspired copy cats who might act out in support of the original act," the intelligence assessment said.

The suspect was under investigation by the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force since his return from Yemen, ABC News reported.

The investigation was in its preliminary stages, authorities said, and was based on the suspect's travel to Yemen and his arrest there for using a Somali passport.

The suspect's travels overseas have sparked a major international investigation. Officials say it is too early to know for certain if he acted alone.

This is a developing story.

(Report from newswire sources.)

Source: Little Rock shooter may have had other targets

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