The FBI has decided that it is too early to know if the shooter in Chattanooga, who killed 4 Marines and 1 Navy sailor and wounded one police officer, was “radicalized.” They are opting for the “homegrown violent extremist” theory.
FBI: It is too early in the investigation to determine whether or not the alleged shooter had been radicalized. pic.twitter.com/ExCeq20aD8
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From the Tennessean:
The Chattanooga gunman who killed five U.S. troops acted alone without help from anyone else, and investigators are treating him as a “homegrown violent extremist,” the FBI said Wednesday.
However, it is too early to determine whether Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was “radicalized” before the attacks at two military sites, said Ed Reinhold, the FBI’s special agent in charge in Knoxville.
And the FBI is not commenting on the New York Times report that the shooter’s visit to an uncle in Jordan last year had anything to do with this.