Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Confesses ISIS Affiliation, But It’s Not What We Expected

The FBI has confirmed that the shooter who killed five and injured four in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport on Jan. 7 has confessed to performing the act on behalf of the Islamic State.

Esteban Santiago was a U.S. army veteran who’d served in Iraq. Earlier this year, he told his family he was hearing voices and even confessed that he suffered from delusions that he was being controlled by ISIS to Alaskan FBI officials.

In the weeks leading up to the shooting, locals in Anchorage, AK noted Santiago’s strange behavior.

Via The Daily Caller:

Santiago spent his last weeks in Anchorage living at a budget motel with $30 a night sleeping pods, seemingly subsisting on jerky, chips and orange soda he paid for with cash at a nearby store.

Naomi Harden, another store employee, said she recently saw Santiago standing outside the motel in the freezing cold, wildly flailing his arms and screaming. It appeared he was having an argument, but a closer look revealed there was no one else standing there with him.

Esteban Santiago, the suspect in the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, is transported to the Broward County Main Jail by authorities on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
Esteban Santiago, the suspect in the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, is transported to the Broward County Main Jail by authorities on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

It’s still up for question whether official ISIS media arms will acknowledge Santiago’s confession.

 

 

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