Cops ID Pentagon Shooter, Eye Second Man

John Patrick Bedell, 36, showed no emotion

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 4, 2010 9:23 PM CST

(Newser) – Authorities have identified the man behind today’s shooting at the Pentagon as John Patrick Bedell, 36, and are seeking a second man in connection with the incident, which left two Pentagon police officers injured and Bedell hospitalized. Sources tell AP that law-enforcement agencies—which now include the Secret Service and FBI—are looking at a man who accompanied Bedell to the Pentagon entrance from the Washington subway.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon police chief tells CNN that Bedell had “no real emotion in his face” as he approached a screening area. “As the officers started to ask him for his pass to get into the Pentagon, he drew a weapon from his pocket and started shooting. … He did not say a word.”

Pentagon Police Chief Richard Keevill speaks with reporters today's shooting.
Pentagon Police Chief Richard Keevill speaks with reporters today's shooting.   (AP Photo)
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