Breaking: One TX Terror Suspect ID’d – Elton Simpson from Arizona – 2 Suspects Were Roommates!

TWO ISLAMISTS SHOT DEAD, OFFICER WOUNDED at Pamela Geller TX Free Speech Conference

Islamist “Shariah Is Light” posted this tweet on the #TexasAttack — BEFORE THE ATTACK!
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Shots Fired at AFDI- Jihad Watch Event in Texas
** Islamists were carrying explosives
** Contest to draw prophet Mohammad
** One officer injured
** Witness says 20 shots were fired!!
** The center is still on lockdown (9:00 PM Central)
** The security officer was released from the hospital

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Robert Spencer who is co-hosting the event with Pam Geller posted this:

Arizona authorities identified one of the suspects in the Texas shooting.
Elton Simpson from Arizona is the man behind the ‘Shariah is Light’ Twitter account.
ABC News.go reported:

One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.

Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.

Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.

Local police said two suspects opened fire late Sunday outside a community center in Garland that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. One unarmed security guard was injured, but other security officers managed to fatally shoot both attackers before anyone else was hurt or killed.

Followers of ISIS had been sending messages about the event in Texas for more than a week, calling for attacks. One referenced January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in France and said it was time for “brothers” in the United States to do their part.

Elton Simpson was well-known to the FBI and traveled to Somalia in 2011.

The FBI is currently at Simpson’s apartment.

One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland Texas late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official. Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.

Here’s a copy of the case United States of America vs. Elton Simpson

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