FBI Knew About ‘Draw Muhammad’ Gunman



ABC News reports a senior FBI official says one of the gunmen killed during an apparent attack on a Draw Muhammad event in Texas is Elton Simpson, who was previously under investigation for charges related to terrorism.

ABC News also reports that Simpson is believed by authorities to have sent the #texasattack tweet before opening fire Sunday night. (An ABC affiliate in Phoenix quotes the FBI saying both attackers are from Pheonix.)

In 2010, a federal judge ruled Simpson made false statements about plans to travel to Africa but also that the government didn’t prove he was going to join a terrorist group there. Thanks to his work with an informant, Simpson was accused of planning to set up a terrorist cell in Arizona.

“If you get shot, or you get killed, it’s [heaven] straight away,” the FBI quoted Simpson as saying. “[Heaven] that’s what we here for… so why not take that route?” Read more at ABC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}