The Denver Post is reporting that the leaders of a Denver mosque emailed the Department of Homeland Security to warn them about a bearded caucasian visitor who seemed “pretty advanced in his path of radicalization,” and who police now suspect shot and killed a transit security guard.
READ: Letter a Denver mosque sent to U.S. Department of Homeland Security warning that RTD shooter was radicalized https://t.co/g56kRe0Kgc
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) February 2, 2017
A mosque in the Denver area sent a letter to federal authorities about the man accused of shooting an RTD officer: https://t.co/lmzeHFzRw2
— Next with Kyle Clark (@nexton9news) February 2, 2017
The members of the mosque also told of a time the man known only as “Joshua” rebuked the presented at an open house for being soft on sharia law.
Police have released a mugshot of Joshua Cummings, 37, who they suspect approached a private security guard working for the Regional Transportation District and shot him in the head.
— Jesse Aaron Paul (@JesseAPaul) February 3, 2017
Police say they don’t have a motive, but the Denver Post reports that Cummings’ social media postings “are filled with references to Islam, police brutality and the failing of the United States.”
“We have concerns…Was the officer a target because he was wearing a uniform?” https://t.co/uNHN7A1k6H
— Jesse Aaron Paul (@JesseAPaul) February 1, 2017
Furthermore, CBS4 in Denver cites a “well-placed law enforcement source” who claims that investigators turned up Cummings’ name on a terror watch list about a month ago, after Cummings filed a police report with a suburban Denver police department. Local officers then contacted the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in Colorado twice, a second time after learning that Cummings was still living at an area motel.
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) February 2, 2017
— Jenny Sparks (@JennySparksRH) February 3, 2017
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Suspect in fatal shooting of security guard in Denver reportedly on terror watch list; 'He was a crazy man' https://t.co/sCsoPobUp0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 2, 2017