Authorities Locate Missing Saudi Nationals Linked To Pensacola Terror AttackbyHolly Matkinbluelivesmatter/news
Three people were murdered and eight more victims were wounded when an aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire. Pensacola, FL – U.S. federal officials have confirmed that the Saudi nationals linked to the terrorist attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida have been detained, but no arrests have been made at this time.
“We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism,” Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Rachel Rojas said during a press conference on Sunday, according to USA Today.
During an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien also said that the mass shooting “appears to be a terrorist attack,” and that the FBI is working to determine whether or not that assessment is correct.
“It appears that this may be someone that was radicalized,” O’Brien said. “It’s unclear if he’s got ties to any other organizations…this is a guy who may very well have said some things on Twitter that suggest he was radicalized. He went out and killed a number of Americans, so my point is, it looks like terrorism.”