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Radical US Muslims 'a Minuscule Threat'

Arrests down for homegrown plots, attacks

(Newser) - After the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010, many feared that radical Muslim Americans posed a growing threat to the US—but that fear is unfounded, a new report from a research group declares. The number of US Muslims charged in violent attacks or plots peaked in 2009 at 47,... More »

Accused Pentagon Shooter Tries to Dig Out of Cell

Yonathan Melaku charged with trying to escape

(Newser) - 10:1 odds he's a big fan of Shawshank Redemption: The Marine Reservist accused of shooting at the Pentagon and other military sites last year tried to dig his way out of jail, reports the Washington Post . He didn't come close. Officials at the Loudoun County Adult Detention... More »

Man Arrested at Arlington Tied to Pentagon Shootings

Marine reservist nabbed last week may have shot up Museum of the Marine Corps

(Newser) - And the plot thickens: Ballistic evidence indicates that the man arrested at Arlington National Cemetery last week may also be the man who fired shots at the Pentagon , the National Museum of the Marine Corps and a Marine recruiting office in October, authorities said today. The suspect, Yonathan Melaku, is... More »

Pentagon, Marine Museum Shootings Linked

Same gun was used in both cases, ballistics reveals

(Newser) - Ballistic tests have conclusively shown that the same weapon fired on both the Pentagon and National Museum of the Marine Corps, the FBI announced yesterday. Officials suspect a third shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting office this week may be related as well. “I don't think at this point... More »

Pentagon Shooter a 'Brilliant' Engineering Student

John Patrick Bedell had a serious pot problem

(Newser) - John Patrick Bedell, who allegedly opened fire on the Pentagon last night before being shot and killed, was a “brilliant” engineering student with a “severe pot addiction,” according to a family friend. His mother “asked me to help,” says the former teacher. But “there... More »

Pentagon Shooter Dead; Vented Online About 9/11

Man, 36, also blasted marijuana laws

(Newser) - Resentment of the US government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings and videos by John Patrick Bedell, the California man identified as the Pentagon shooter . Authorities confirmed this morning that he was killed in the attack, in which he allegedly wounded two Pentagon officers. In one... More »

Cops ID Pentagon Shooter, Eye Second Man

John Patrick Bedell, 36, showed no emotion

(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... More »

Pentagon Locked Down After 3 Shot at Metro Station

2 cops have non-life-threatening wounds; suspect more serious

(Newser) - The Pentagon is locked down this evening after a man emerged from the adjoining subway station and opened fire on officers at the entrance to the Defense Department headquarters. Two officers received non-life-threatening injuries, a spokesman tells the Washington Post ; their return fire injured the shooter more seriously. The incident... More »

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