07:01 PM PDT on Friday, July 28, 2006
SEATTLE – One person is dead and five others have been injured in a shooting at the Jewish Federation at 2031 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. One suspect has been taken into custody.
Seattle police spokesman Rich Pruitt said police are confident that only one shooter was involved.
Sources told KING 5 the suspect is a 31-year-old Pakistani man with a criminal background. He is from the Pasco but his citizenship status or how long he has lived in the United States is unknown. Also unknown is what sort of criminal record he has. Officials are on the way to the Pasco to interview his family.
According to the Seattle Times, a man got through security at the Jewish Federation and told staff members, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting, according to Amy Wasser-Simpson, the vice president for planning and community services for the Jewish Federation.
You keep hearing how there haven't been any terrorist attacks in the U.S. since 9/11. I wonder if this attack will disappear down the memory hole like the July 4, 2002 massacre at the Los Angeles International Airport when Egyptian immigrant Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, who got to stay in America on his wife's Diversity Lottery Visa, killed two Jews at the Israeli El Al Airline counter.
Anti-Semitic terrorism ... another job Americans just won't do!