Transcript for Garland Shooting Suspects Investigated for Terror Connection
Wearing body armor and carrying loaded assault rifles police say two men were intent on attacking a controversial events in Texas. Artists gathered last night competing for a 101000 dollar award for the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Operation there were there are too few people after police say they shot unarmed security guard Bruce Joyner shown here on FaceBook in the leg. Another officer returned fire killing both suspects. We are boomer vote. Almonte gunshots later learning one of the suspects Hilton Simpson who was convicted in a 2010 terror investigation. Apparently tweeted this with the hash tag Texas attack just a half hour before the event began. Alleged followers of ice is also sent messages calling for attacks against the contest which was hosted by a group called an American freedom defense initiative. Known for its anti Islamic views. This is an insult. On the freedom of speech. Very much like Charlie and cheap actually are. The FBI spent the day confirming new bomb suspect's vehicle. Searching the apartment Simpson and other suspects here in Phoenix for evidence and hear. The guard who was shot has been released from the hospital he was part of the extensive extra security team the group hosting the event paid 101000 dollars to have on site. RC Gonzales ABC news New York.
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