Posted Sep 17, 2013 10:25 pm CDT
A suspected shooter slain by police after reportedly killing 12 on Monday at the the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., had been experiencing mental issues, according to news reports.
And a Newport, R.I., police report says the department warned Navy police last month that suspect Aaron Alexis, 34, had said on Aug. 7 that he was “hearing voices” and was experiencing “vibrations to his body” intended to prevent him from sleeping, according to Reuters.
Nonetheless, Alexis, who worked as a government contractor, was able to maintain his security clearance.
Reviews are now under way of standards for approving government contractors and security at U.S. Defense Department installations worldwide.
ABAJournal.com: “At least 13 dead in Navy Yard shootings, US Senate and schools locked down”
Washington Post (sub. req.): “Navy Yard gunman had history of mental illness, checkered military career, officials say”