The suspect had walked into an FBI office in Alaska in November, agitated and incoherent, the FBI and Anchorage police said. He was carrying a loaded magazine but had left his handgun in his car, with his newborn child. Media captionFBI's George Piro said terrorism had not been ruled out During the later mental health evaluation, he told the FBI he was hearing voices and believed he was being controlled by a US intelligence agency. His gun was confiscated but the authorities found no wrongdoing, and it was returned in December. Karen Loeffler, the US attorney for Alaska, told journalists: "As far as I know this is not a person that would have been prohibited from having a gun." She explained that federal law only allows for gun rights to be taken away from someone on mental health grounds if they are "adjudicated mentally ill". Image copyright AP Image caption Passengers ran for cover as news of the shooting spread FBI agent George Piro said earlier that the suspect had travelled to Fort Lauderdale specifically to carry out the attack. There was no sign of any altercation on the flight or at the airport before the attack began, Mr Piro said. Mr Piro said: "We continue to look at all avenues and all motives for this horrific attack. We are continuing to look at the terrorism angle in regards to the potential motivation." Mr Santiago is a former member of the Puerto Rico and Alaska National Guard, according to the Pentagon. He served in Iraq from April 2010 to February 2011, and ended his service in August 2016.
The social media CEO has removed "atheist" from his Facebook profile and in a Christmas Day message wished all his followers a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Post by NBC News . One user replied, "Aren't you an atheist?' "No," wrote back Zuckerberg. "I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important." The pivot occurs the same year Mark Zuckerberg met with the Pope. In the past Zuckerberg has posted a photo of himself praying at a Buddhist pagoda and praised that religion. His wife, Priscilla Chan, practices Buddhism. The post generated over 28,000 user comments. Ben Popken
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