American former US Army Private First Class, Naser Jason Abdo, was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for planning to attack a restaurant full of soldiers near Fort Hood.
Two days after his arrest, Abdo shouted “Nidal Hasan – Fort Hood 2009,” an apparent reference to the 2009 Fort Hood massacre in which Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan, allegedly shot and killed 13 servicemen. Abdo had been previously accused of spitting blood, which he believed to be HIV positive, on his guards.
US Army Private First Class Tyler R. Iubelt. 12 NOV 2016.
Died of injuries sustained from an IED attack in Bagram, Afghanistan while deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Iubelt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.
A shooting Wednesday night left at least one person dead and at least 14 others wounded at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army facility that in 2009 was the site of the deadliest mass shootings ever at an American military base, law enforcement officials said.
There were conflicting reports of whether the gunman was dead. One senior federal law enforcement official said the gunman was a member of the military and had been killed. Another official said the gunman “has been neutralized,” although he would not say whether that meant he had been killed or was under arrest. Military officials would not confirm the status of the gunman.
The Fort Hood Press Center said that the injured were being treated at the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center on the post and at other local hospitals.
The shooting that sent Fort Hood in Killeen, Tex., into a lockdown sparked a massive police response and brought back memories of the deadly rampage there in November 2009. On Nov. 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire inside the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, shooting unarmed soldiers and commissioned officers as they tried to hide under desks and tables. Major Hasan, a Muslim military psychiatrist, shot and killed 12 unarmed soldiers and one civilian while wounding or shooting at 30 other soldiers and two police officers.
One unfortunate thing that happens every time there’s a mass shooting (on top of the tragedy of the actual shooting, of course) is that everyone on the news makes really misguided and harmful comments about mental illness and automatically jumps to how “crazy” or “psycho” the shooter was without thinking that there’s thousands, if not millions, of people out there living with the same mental health issues who would never do anything like that or even anything violent at all.
A Soldier from the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) takes his last steps out the door during a training jump on Nov. 14, 2014. The battalion departed Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport on two Altus Air Force-based C-17 Globemasters, flew to Fort Hood, and then jumped into the Rapido Drop Zone wearing full combat gear. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Randall Stillinger