An investigation by the U.S. Navy into the terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola found the shooter “self-radicalized” during the course of his training in the U.S., but also found that the organizational environment and a “toxic” climate increased the probability of the attack.
The investigative report was made public by the U.S. Navy on Friday but was completed in February.
The report concludes that the “self-radicalization” of Saudi Royal Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani was the primary cause of the Dec. 6, 2019, attack that killed three people and wounded eight others at NAS Pensacola.
The more than 267-page report said while there were indicators of Alshamrani’s attack that are “apparent in hindsight,” no individual or organization was aware of all of them to have a complete picture of Alshamrani’s threat before Dec. 6, 2019.
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