Manhunt underway for missing Saudis linked to NAS Pensacola shooter

by Adam Ford · Dec 8th, 2019 1:14 pm
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Authorities investigating the shooting at NAS Pensacola that killed four including the assailant and injured many others are searching for several Saudi nationals linked to the shooting who are currently unaccounted for.

Details that have emerged since the attack:

  • The shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani — who was a member of the Saudi Air Force and was in the U.S. for military training — posted an anti-U.S. screed online before launching the attack.
  • Alshamrani hosted a dinner party earlier in the week during which he and other Saudi nationals watched videos of mass shootings.
  • At least one of the Saudis connected with Alshamrani videoed the attack, and two watched from a car.
  • A number of Saudis have been detained since the attack.
  • Alshamrani visited New York City days before the shooting; authorities are trying to piece together whether or not this was connected to the attack.

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Hatfield told "Fox & Friends":

"The fact that the FBI has not been able to talk to every [Saudi] airman — I mean, I can't imagine that. If the Saudi government is our ally, our partner, they will make sure that there is full cooperation; not one airman needs to leave this country until the complete investigation."