The Reuters news agency said, today, Saturday, quoting the group, that the accused Saudi quoted a quotation from the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on a social networking site, hours before he carried out the attack.
She added: "Federal investigators did not reveal any motives behind this attack, which occurred at dawn on Friday, when it was said that the Saudi trainee began shooting with a handgun in a classroom at the Pensacola Air Force Base of the US Navy."
"A deputy police chief killed the bomber, ending the second deadly attack inside a US military base in one week," the US authorities said, noting that Saudi King King Salman bin Abdulaziz then called US President Donald Trump to express his condolences and pledged the kingdom's cooperation with the investigation.
The authorities confirmed that the suspect was a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force and was present at the base as part of a military training aimed at supporting the Allied forces.
Reuters said that the authorities refused to reveal the name of the attacker or the victims of the attack, but US officials, who asked not to be named, said that the suspect is 2nd Lieutenant Muhammad Saeed Al-Shamrani, while the New York Times quoted a source familiar with the first stages. "The investigation is underway in Florida with six other Saudis, three of whom were seen filming the incident," said the investigator, without giving his name.
Saad bin Hanat al-Shamrani, one of the suspect's uncles, speaking to CNN from Saudi Arabia, said that he was 21 years old and that he was well-liked and well dealt with his family and society and that he was a committed, honest and persistent person in performing the prayers.
Site, which monitors militant websites, said the suspect appeared to have justified the attack, which he had planned in an English tweet on Twitter hours before the attack began, and the suspect referred to American wars in the Middle East and expressed He hates the American people for "committing crimes not only against Muslims but also against humanity."
Site analysis stated that the suspect also criticized Washington's support for Israel and conveyed a statement to al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, who masterminded the September 11 attacks, while Reuters said it was not possible for her to verify the authenticity of this account on Twitter. Or the tweet posted, while the Washington Post said that Twitter suspended the account on Friday. The company has not yet responded to a request for comment.
And operates at the US base about 16 thousand military and 7400 civilians, according to the website of the Pensacola base.
It is noteworthy that another incident last Wednesday, in which a sailor shot three civilians at the historic Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii, killing two of them before committing suicide.