24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Washington Navy Yard and Surrounding Area Re-Opening

Essential personnel were allowed to return to the Washington Navy Yard on Tuesday, and most streets in the area were reopened to traffic, as investigators searched for clues as to why a former Navy reservist entered the base with a shotgun on Monday and killed a dozen people before dying in a gun battle with police.

The FBI identified the shooter as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, who had been hired by a private contractor to do a project at the Navy Yard, and had a security clearance and a valid military identification card, known as a common access card, which allows unfettered access into most facilities.

Source: Washington Post. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

advertisement