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Santiago Told FBI Prior to Shooting That the Government Was Practicing Mind Control On Him

The bureau encountered the shooter, Esteban Santiago, during an unusual encounter in an FBI field office in Anchorage, Alaska, last November. Officials said Santiago walked into the office to tell agents that the government was trying to control his mind and force him to watch Islamic State videos. FBI agent George Piro said that the agents, concerned about Santiago’s “erratic behavior,” then contacted local police, who took him to a medical facility for a mental health evaluation.

Anchorage Police Chief Christopher Tolley told reporters on Saturday that Santiago reported at the time that he was having “terroristic thoughts” and believed he was being influenced by the Islamic State militant group.

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