Multiple arrests after Pensacola shootings; shooter, friends watched mass-shooting videos

Multiple arrests after Pensacola shootings; shooter, friends watched mass-shooting videos
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan briefs media afetr on-base shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station, 6 Dec 2091. Base commander CAPT Timothy Kinsella on right. NBC News video

[Ed. – Definitely a black eye for the Saudis.  Sounding like something planned.  A fellow student (apparently Saudi) video’d the shooting.  Up to 10 arrests since Friday, and especially disquieting: several students reportedly unaccounted for.]

The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism, while President Donald Trump indicated he would review policies governing foreign military training in the United States. …

The official who spoke Saturday said one of the three students who attended the dinner party hosted by the attacker recorded video outside the classroom building while the shooting was taking place. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said.

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Ten Saudi students were being held on the base Saturday while several others were unaccounted for, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities.

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