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.

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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.”
(Read more Pentagon shooting stories.)

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