FBI REPORTS FLORIDA SHOOTER ACTED ON BEHALF OF ISIS
by Marty Carlson
FBI Special Agent Michael FERLAZZO testified that Florida shooter as Esteban Santiago had carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS.
The agent stated it was not clear on whether Santiago was linked to ISIS or simply inspired by the group.
Authorities in Alaska said that Santiago, prior to the attack, was hearing voices in his mind and was being controlled by the CIA. And similar claims were made during interrogations following the shooting but once he was transferred to the FBI office in Miramar, Florida, Santiago introduced the ISIS claim and never again mention mind control.
ISIS is not claim responsibility for the January 6 attack.
The agent testified that Santiago claim to be fighting for ISIS and had been in touch via the Internet chat rooms with like-minded people who were planning attacks as well.
Agents have stated that Santiago has confessed to the shooting, after getting off a plane from Anchorage and collecting a checked bag containing a 9mm pistol and two magazines.
In November FBI agents in Anchorage, Alaska were concerned about his mental health status they confiscated his gun and ordered an evaluation. About a month later Santiago retrieve the weapon from the police.
That same gun was used to kill five people and wounded several others that Fort Lauderdale airport.
Many people are asking why did the suspect still have his firearm?
The federal gun control act bars a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution from owning a firearm.
That means a court or any lawful judicial authority must have issued an order requiring an involuntary mental health commitment.
And unless there was some sort of a court order requiring involuntary commitment for mental health treatment, and undergo existing gun-control legislation, he could not be deprived of his constitutional right to possess a weapon.
In addition, people who submit to voluntary mental health treatment do not lose their right to possess firearms under current US law. Law requires mental health authorities to warn potential targets of a possible attack if the patient reveals this during treatment.
The extent and length of Santiago’s mental evaluation was not revealed.