Pentagon Scare Suspect Yonathan Melaku Linked to DC-Area Military Shootings

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A young Ethiopian American  blamed for triggering a terror scare at the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery last Friday has been linked to a series of shootings that targeted military locations in the Washington, D.C., area last fall.

Preliminary forensic evidence appears to tie Yonathan Melaku to at least one or two of the five shootings, ABC News has learned. But the forensics, which sources say are ballistics evidence, remain incomplete.

The shootings last fall targeted the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps twice, a Marine Corps

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recruiting center and a Coast Guard facility in Virginia.

At the time, the FBI said it suspected the shooter was a disgruntled military man. Melaku is a Marine reservist.

“We believe this suspect has a grievance surrounding the U.S. Marine Corps,” John Perren, then the acting assistant director of the FBI’s Washington field office, said of the shooter in October 2010. “We’d like to know what this grievance is and what we can do to try to help solve it.”

 

 

 

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