Law Enforcement officials are stating that in November 2016 Esteban Santiago walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital.
NEW: In Nov. 2016, FLL suspect walked into FBI office in Anchorage, claiming he was being forced to fight for ISIS, sources tell CBS News.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2017
From CBS Miami:
Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska.
They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital.
In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
Army National Guard confirms to @ ABC alleged shooter Esteban Santiago honorably discharged about 4 months ago. Last post – Ft. Greely, AK.
— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews) January 6, 2017
Ft. Lauderdale shooting suspect had contact with FBI after employer in Anchorage raised concerns about things he’d expressed, sources say.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2017