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Pentagon Shooter Dead

The man believed responsible for shooting 2 officers at the Pentagon Thursday evening, who died overnight of his wounds, has been linked to postings about 9/11 conspiracies. After walking into the main entrance of the Pentagon and allegedly opening fire on two officers, the officers fired back at John Patrick Bedell, fatally wounding him. Though a possible motive was not disclosed and a second suspect may be involved, Bedell, a 36-year-old believed to be an American citizen, had previously posted on a site discussing 9/11 conspiracy theories. In a news conference held outside the Pentagon, the chief of Pentagon police, Richard Keevill, said the wounded officers recalled the suspect walking toward them nonchalantly and without signs of distress. The officers say they believe he was reaching into his pocket for a security pass when he drew a gun and began firing. The incident occurred outside without words being exchanged. Keevill commended the officers for acting quickly and said, “We have layers of security and it worked.”