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05/08/2015 01:33 PM ID: 100583 Permalink   

FBI Alerted Garland, Texas Police About Gunmen at Muhammad Art Exhibit


FBI director James Comey said FBI warned local authorities in Garland, Texas about a 30-year-old man just hours before he and an his roommate opened fire at a community center where a "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest" was taking place.

The agency was reportedly concerned that Elton Simpson might be interested in going to the May 4 event, but had no evidence that he was planning an attack.

Simpson and Nadi Soofi arrived dressed in body armor and fired assault rifles at police officers. Both were killed. 62-year-old security guard Bruce Joiner was taken to the hospital.

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