(RightWing.org) – A US Navy master-at-arms – a naval police officer – has been shot and wounded during what’s now being called a terrorist attack on a base in Texas. The female sailor was manning the gate at the Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi when the attacker, local resident Adam Salim Alsahli, drove at the gate at high speed and opened fire.
Despite being wounded by the initial gunfire, she managed to activate the anti-vehicle barrier and stop the attacker’s progress onto the base. Alsahli was then shot dead by the guard force.
The wounded sailor was able to roll over and hit the switch that raised a barrier, preventing the gunman from getting onto the base, officials said https://t.co/u5cTrjzXpN
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The FBI has now confirmed that they’re treating this as a terrorist attack. Before carrying out the crime, Alsahli had made social media posts supporting extremist groups and fundamentalist imams, mostly from Saudi Arabia. Federal agents have raided and sealed off his home in Corpus Christi and seized computers and other material. They are also investigating whether or not Alsahli acted alone or if others were involved.
The Naval officer was not seriously injured and was treated and released from the hospital.
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