March 5th, 2010
11:21 AM ET

Pentagon shooting suspect believed to be behind anti-government rants


Investigators were looking Friday into the history of a man who they say shot two police officers at the Pentagon on Thursday evening before being fatally wounded.

The officers shot back and hit the man, who died early Friday. The officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Pentagon Police Chief Richard S. Keevill said that surveillance video shows the gunman acted alone.

The shooter, identified by a law enforcement source as John Patrick Bedell, appears to be a man who had railed against the government repeatedly on the Internet.

Through podcasts and a Wikipedia page, a man identified online as JPatrickBedell cast the government as a criminal force destroying personal liberties.

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He also appears to have a blog: http://rothbardix.blogspot.com/ The text of his audio recordings is posted here. Here’s the text of the podcasts: http://rothbardix.blogspot.com/

This appears to be Bedell’s Wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JPatrickBedell

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