FBI: Shooting This Morning at NAS Corpus Christi ‘Is Terror-Related’

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A Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

By Lolita C. Baldor and Michael Balsamo, AP

A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said Thursday.

The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

The shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle, but security personnel put up a barrier in time to stop the shooting, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The man then got out of the car and opened fire, striking and wounding a Navy sailor who is a member of the security force at the base. During the exchange of gunfire, the shooter was killed by security personnel, the officials said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details about an ongoing investigation.

The FBI is investigating the shooting as “terrorism-related,” FBI Special Agent Leah Greeves said at a news conference Thursday afternoon, and investigators were working to determine whether a second person of interest was at large in the community.

“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism related,” Greeves said. “We are working diligently with our state, local and federal partners on this investigation, which is fluid and evolving.”

Greeves did not elaborate on a potential motive or specify what led investigators to believe the shooting is related to terrorism. Federal investigators also did not provide any information about the “potential second related person of interest at large in the community” or why they believe that is the case.

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Officials were still working to process the crime scene, Greeves said.

The FBI’s field office in Houston has taken the lead on the investigation and neither investigators nor the Navy provided details on the shooter or a possible motive.

Attorney General William Barr was briefed on the shooting, a Justice Department spokeswoman said.

The facility was on lockdown for about five hours Thursday morning, but that was lifted shortly before noon.

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Activities of a Predator B unmanned aircraft are monitored at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The station had a similar lockdown last December. In another incident at the base last year, a man pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. government property and possession of a stolen firearm for ramming his truck into a barricade at the Corpus Christi station.

The shooting also comes months after a Saudi Air Force officer who was training at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, killed three U.S. sailors and wounded eight other people in a shooting that American officials described as an act of terrorism. The country’s top federal law enforcement officials said this week that the gunman in December’s attack, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had been in touch with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months before the shooting. Alshamrani was killed by a sheriff’s deputy.

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  1. avatar MtnDewey says:

    dirka dirka….never going to end

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      Not if you keep bombing their homes and occupying their lands.

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        It honestly would not matter where anyone is. They despise the western way of life. I’m against all the wars too, but even if we pulled out 100%, they would still terrorize western civilizations.

        1. avatar StLPro2A says:

          “….they would still terrorize western civilizations.” Probably even more so….it’s in their DNA and Koran……because they wouldn’t be spending time and effort trying to stay alive downrange of America’s really finest. Smite the infidel (if you ain’t Muslim, that’s you) about the neck wherever you find him. (paraphrased). It’s not a religion, it’s a political ideology disguised as religion. Fight them on their turf or our own.

      2. avatar Mark N. says:

        Many if not most of the Saudi terrorists (Al Queda) are upper middle class and well-educated. They are not the ones whose homes are being bombed. Instead, their goal is a world-wide Muslim theocracy governed by very conservative principles.

      3. avatar jwm says:

        Way too late for that,cs. Wind the clock back 200 years and maybe you could have made a different world. But the reality is that no matter how we behave now the hatred is there and generationally ingrained.

        They will continue to attack and we must continue to respond. Apparently being the worlds only super power comes with some down sides.

        1. avatar neiowa says:

          200? Were did you learn to count? Rewind 1500yr for the cult of Moohamad

        2. avatar jwm says:

          I was talking about our place on the world stage.

      4. avatar Southern Cross says:

        If you think things are crazy now in the middle east wait until we are not buying anywhere near as much oil and paying a lot less per barrel when we do.

        The Saudis can produce oil at $10 per barrel but need to sell at more than $100 per barrel to cover the social programs that keep a lid on dissent.

        1. avatar neiowa says:

          “WE”,of the US, are self-sufficient in oil. The chicoms need middle east oil.

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          I meant WE as is in the western world.

        3. avatar UpInArms says:

          ” The Saudis can produce oil at $10 per barrel ”

          More like $3 a barrel.

        4. avatar Dude says:

          Don’t worry. The Leftists are intent on destroying the energy sector in the U.S.A. and Europe. They want to make the Middle East and Russia great again, while destroying our economy.

      5. avatar Brian L Taylor says:

        Islam has misbehaved toward ALL other people since it’s founding. Blaming their victims just does not work when history is reviewed.

      6. avatar Ranger Rick says:

        And that’s why I keep saying to nuke them, “it’s the only way to be sure”.

      7. avatar HEGEMON says:

        Mooselimbs invaded Europe starting in the 8th century and haven’t stopped since. The Turks have occupied Constantinople since 1453.

        1. avatar obidon says:

          Long before there were any Muslims the push and shove between the West and the Middle East was taking place: see Athens – v – Persia.

          Now characterized as a religious war, this push and shove is not that complicated. Power pushes against power. Power vacuums invite harder pushes.

        2. avatar MaddMaxx says:

          Especially if one of those powers has been ingrained with the belief that it is their duty, (no their destiny) to subjugate anyone not already paying homage to THEIR Allah and reverence to Muhammad the murdering, woman hating, barbaric, wanna-be-God, despot….

      8. avatar DJ says:

        We didn’t kill enough of them.

      9. avatar John Smith says:

        Chief censor, you are another dumbass that doesnt understand Islam. Go read former FBI CT Agent John Guandolo’s info at Understanding the Threat. Ignorance is annoying.
        https://www.understandingthethreat.com/about/

      10. avatar Joseph says:

        Well I’ll be damn, so that’s what stupid looks like.

      11. avatar Mmmtacos says:

        Yeah, because they’ve been so kind to us since 1801.

        Unfortunately that region has never seen the West favorably and the Cold War only exacerbated things.

    2. avatar Chris Mallory says:

      A sane border policy would stop it today. No one comes in and all who have immigrated here in the last 75 years and their descendants must leave.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        Sure, that’ll work. I’ll just deport half of myself.

  2. avatar enuf says:

    Best wishes to the wounded sailor. Hope recovery is swift and complete and without lasting complication.

    Entire security team at the gate deserves free beer and steak dinner … or … you know …. TEXAS BBQ!!!

    1. avatar Debbie W. says:

      Instead of brown nosing you should man up and tell the Navy that you called their CINC “excrement” not once but multiple times. I suspect the deceased also shared your demented democRat opinion.

      TRUMP/PENCE 2020.

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        Oh give it a rest. Haven’t you ever seen house of cards? You don’t think your beloved orange peel isn’t trying to gas up a war? Literally every president has done it as long as I have been alive. Since we wont be going to war with the countries that matter, like North Korea, India, Africa, Saudi Arabia… etc etc… it’s useless.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Africa is not a country and why India? China I could see. Might even get India to back us on that one.

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          It looks like a lot of countries now have issues with China. But for China, what is the point of being a superpower if you can’t act like one and get your own way?

        3. avatar Someone says:

          How hard can it be for American President to start a war if he really wanted to do it? So far Trump shown unusual restraint even when provoked.

        4. avatar Montana Actual says:

          Sorry, type about Africa. My point was the large muslim population on that continent in various countries. As for India, the same really. To help clarify since I may not be the best at teaching:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_India
          Same with Pakistan. All those nations are over ran with the disease. If we are going to fight a war against the muslim political agenda, it needs to be done right… and it never will be.
          China? I mean… good luck. North Korea would get involved and so would Russia.
          Eh.. whatever, war is hell. Kill em all or don’t. My time for fighting anything but my own government has come and gone.

      2. avatar enuf says:

        Yes Debbie, Trump is excrement, that is true. Which has absolutely nothing to do with this news story.

        Do try to stay on topic.

  3. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Seems the Navy needs to do some better background and vetting on who’s going into their stations.

    1. avatar Maddmaxx says:

      Sounds like they did.. Bad guy dead, one good guy wounded… Bad guy is permanently barred from entry to the base…. What else do you want? Did you read the part where the bad guy tried to ram his way onto the base? Doesn’t sound to me like he had an open invite..

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        BINGO! Unauthorized entries can be “vetted” (or is that ventilated) with lead.

    2. avatar SkyMan77 says:

      What do you want, an egg in your beer… Security stopped the sh*t stain at the gate… Besides a little unforeseen time off for one PO, everything went perfectly…

    3. avatar b72512ga says:

      He tried to run the gate, the barriers were activated and he was shot. Do you even know what you’re talking about?

  4. avatar Maddmaxx says:

    Never let a crisis go to waste… Way to be on the ball…. Yeah, hope the Squid is okay, hope the Muzzie rots in Hell along with the rest of ilk…

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      If our former Kenyan dictator would of had a son………….

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        yawn.

        1. avatar Pogue Mahone says:

          Hey “Montana” still got those Cali plates on your Subaru? Asking for a friend. Best.

        2. avatar Montana Actual says:

          Not a liberal, fucktard. Never liked obama, or bush, or clinton, or trump… never owned a subaru. I was in CA for a year, to caretake for my father. I got a CCW there. Wasn’t even that hard. Pretty tired of asking permission though, even in Montana. I guess your attempt at sarcasm was that your political views dictate where you live? Pretty sure that’s never the case worldwide… because people have individual opinions, but okay. I’m just happy to have found a state that gives me some distance from people. Really all I care about. That, and being able to use grey water, grow my own crops, shoot on my porch, so on and so forth, are pretty nice too. I just was not fortunate enough to grow up into it. But my kids will be.

        3. avatar Pogue Mahone says:

          Geez, I’m sorry. I guess it wasn’t a Subaru but a Ridgeline. Just take a Midol and relax man. Best.

  5. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Sounds like somebody finally got to use those gadgets they’ve been installing on bases, that pop out of the road and dare you to knock them down with a tank. Charging at them will result in a wrecked car and a headache, after which you leap out of your car and let Allah take care of the rest. Hope numbskull is enjoying his 72 Virginians.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      He might get 72 Virgins, but does it say they have to be species homo-sapiens? Species bovidae might be the reward.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Virgins? Fuck that. Let Captain Kirk go where no man has gone before.

  6. avatar Otto Lode says:

    the dead mans corpse was filled with hot bacon grease and his body wrapped in a recently slaughtered Texas pigskin still warm and wet with pig blood to protect his carcas on its way to allah

    1. avatar Tacoma236 says:

      The best treatment for the corpse is to have it transferred to a Body Farm for forensic study on the effect of long term exposure to the environment. Mention that the body will be open to wild dogs, and wild hogs. When the body has served its usefulness it will be cremated and spread.

  7. avatar Montana Actual says:

    Invade kuwait anyone? No? ok… Maybe he came from Canada… Invade Canada? Look… we just really need to “free” the shit out of someone.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      Hannah Montana says

  8. avatar former water walker says:

    Amazing how quickly they called this “terrorism”. Contrast this with the “soldier of allah” azzhole who murdered his fellow soldier’s. “Workplace violence”…you wanna’be a martyr mebbe we should behead your Islamic azz.

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    Terror-related? Nah. I’m sure that Abdul was merely trying to inspire happy thoughts throughout the base. And with his death I’m sure he succeeded. I know I feel pretty good about it.

  10. avatar Tim says:

    “The man then got out of the car and opened fire,”
    How could they possibly presume to know it was a ‘man’, let alone “terror related”. These fascist overlords forcing manufactured gender labels on society is a war crime.
    /s

    How did I do? Can I put this on m resume’ for MSNBC?

    1. avatar MaddMaxx says:

      Yeah you’re in… they might have checked his “preferences on FascistBook, Twister and the rest of the multi gender recognizer web sites, speed of the internet improves everyday….

  11. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Good job by the gate security team. I’d like to hear them afterwards to learn some lessons.

    1. avatar John Bryan says:

      We had the hydraulic “vehicle stopper” malfunction a couple times – that sucker pops up FAST! Fortunately the only casualty was the front of somebody’s rather well worn work truck – insurance company totaled it. Oddly enough the person driving it didn’t jump out and start shooting – but he did have a helluva headache.

  12. avatar BOBO says:

    everyday since 9-11 I have wondered why Al-cada-whatever? with its money has not trained up a 100 men to walk, talk, eat, speak spanish and blend in with all the illegals. Get across in dozens of ‘units’ buy what they need, plan and REALLY go BUGALOO! on the US?

    I mean you could PAINT an elephant HOT day glow PINK with a cop light-bar on its back and run that critter across the border a 100 times! Its so OPEN down there and easy to blend in!

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:

      You do realize they do just that… right? They utilize both sides to infiltrate. Same as they do in Europe.

  13. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    No identification, very interesting.

  14. avatar James L. Coster says:

    i did 23 years in the Marines and 2 in the Army finishing with a combat tour in Iraq 2005-06. for 8 years while in the Marines, i was a Counterintelligence Agent and an Intelligence Analyst with a TS/SCI clearance. my focus was on the Middle-East. there are about 1.8 Billion muslims in the world that constitutes about 24% of the entire World’s population. at least 10% of all muslims are “supportive” of terrorist activities against Israel and America and some 1% are willing to become terrorists including suicide bombers. if you calculate these percentages against the total number of muslims in the world, you can understand the “threat” of terrorism. and there is no practical solution to this threat.

  15. avatar Sulla says:

    All I know is the solution for this problem is more immigrants.

  16. avatar kap says:

    Having been in Naval Aviation, we should not be training these people at all, most are super arrogant, as a PC in a VT one of these C–k suckers, puked in his Airplane and ordered me too clean it up, guess what sweet cheeks that’s not my Job; next time around, on a send out I told him to put his hands out of the cockpit so I could check inside the flaps! this asshole closed the flaps with my arm inside, I got it out very scraped up, I then walked over too a troubleshooting truck and grabbed a large wrench and whacked him with it. any way the XO and CO had a couple heart too heart conversations with me. So I told them it was an accident as the TS guy had given me the wrench to hold and the Pilot asked me to come up and tell him what was going on so I did while moving away I slipped and it hit him. 30 days of restriction, 30 days watch on watch, 1 months pay, suspended bust. so screw these Muslim Porn loving boozers!

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