Seattle police reveal 2004 incident with Shooter Aaron Alexis... Was involved in rescue attempts on September 11th, 2001
(THE WASHINGTON POST) -- Aaron Alexis, the deceased gunman, was arrested in 2004 in Seattle for shooting out the tires of a vehicle in what was later described as “an anger-fueled blackout.”
Following his arrest, Alexis told detectives he perceived he had been “mocked” by construction workers the morning of the incident and said they had “disrespected him.” Alexis also claimed he had an anger-fueled “blackout,” and could not remember firing his gun at the victims’ vehicle until an hour after the incident.
Alexis also told police he was present during “the tragic events of September 11, 2001″ and described “how those events had disturbed him.”
Detectives later spoke with Alexis’ father, who lived in New York at the time, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and that Alexis had been an active participant in rescue attempts on September 11th, 2001.