Florida airport shooter had visited the FBI last year…


The alleged gunman, identified by authorities as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, was taken into custody unharmed. An Iraq War veteran, he had been given a general discharge from the Alaska National Guard in August after being demoted in rank, military officials said

According to federal law enforcement officials, he visited an FBI office in Anchorage late last year in an encounter that prompted authorities to believe he may have mental-health issues.

Santiago went to the FBI office to report something and was expressing incoherent thoughts, officials said. When he was interviewed by agents, he said he thought the federal government was trying to control him, according to officials recounting the visit. The FBI contacted local authorities to have him undergo a mental-health check, but the officials were not sure what happened after that…

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