WASHINGTON — The FBI confirmed Wednesday the 66-year-old man who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice last week had a list of names of six members of Congress when he carried out his attack.
James Hodgkinson, originally of Belleville, Illinois, had been living in the Alexandria, Virginia, area out of his van since March 2017. The FBI, which released a preliminary details from its ongoing proble, said it reviewed records from Hodgkinson’s cellphone, a laptop computer and a digital camera.
Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office Tim Slater said authorities believe Hodgkinson acted alone and was known to have anger management issues.
Authorities said a review of Hodgkinson’s devices revealed he did not post any online threats to members of Congress or the Congressional Baseball Game. He did post frequently on social media, espousing anti-Republican views, Slater said. “However, those posts appear to be First Amendment-protected rights,” he said
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