Washington (Sputnik)-U.S. officials are investigating whether former federal agencies have previously notified Buffalo supermarket shooters of plans to carry out an attack that will ultimately kill 10 people, Buffalo News said. Said in the report.
Investigators believe that a retired federal agent who may live in Texas may have been one of six people who came into contact with an 18-year-old shooter through online chat. The report said Thursday.
White supremacist beliefs were allegedly discussed, even though shooter suspect Peyton Gendron wrote about his attack plans in an online chat room. None of the six notified law enforcement after learning about themAccording to the report.
Law enforcement could not identify the names of the agents or the federal agency in which they worked, the report added.
In response to the attack and other attacks, the US House of Representatives has passed legislation to establish a dedicated domestic terrorist unit with several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Justice. However, Thursday’s Senate was unable to proceed with legislation in the face of Republican opposition.
https://sputniknews.com/20220527/authorities-probing-whether-ex-federal-agent-knew-of-buffalo-shooting-beforehand—reports-1095813743.html Authorities investigating whether former federal agents knew about Buffalo’s shootings in advance-report