US to send home some Saudi military students after shooting
Posted: 10:44 PM, Jan 12, 2020
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 06: A general view of the atmosphere at the Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate following a shooting on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. The second shooting on a U.S. Naval Base in a week has left three dead plus the suspect and seven people wounded. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing to remove more than a dozen Saudi military students from a training program after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month.
That’s according to a U.S. official who spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the naval base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people.
The Justice Department has been investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.
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