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Saudi national suspected in shooting incident at U.S. Navy base in Florida

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Jerusalem Post

Saudi national suspected in shooting incident at U.S. Navy base in Florida

The first reports of an "active shooter" on the base came through to the Escambia County sheriff's office at about 6:51 a.m., officials said.

By REUTERS

The suspected shooter involved in a deadly incident on Friday at a major U.S. Navy base in Florida was believed to be a Saudi national in the United States for training, two U.S. defense officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Four people including the shooter were killed in the episode at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Navy and local sheriff's office said, the second deadly shooting at a U.S. military installation this week.

The first reports of an "active shooter" on the base came through to the Escambia County sheriff's office at about 6:51 a.m., officials said.

A few minutes later, a sheriff's deputy fatally shot the shooter in a classroom on the base, Sheriff David Morgan said at a news conference on Friday morning.

Read more: https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Saudi-national-suspected-in-shooting-incident-at-US-Navy-base-in-Florida-610121