Aaron Alexis: 'chilling' video of killer prowling DC Navy Yard
Washington Navy Yard gunman thought he was 'controlled by electromagnetic waves'
THE FBI has released CCTV footage of the gunman who shot dead 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last Monday. In a video described as "chilling" by the BBC, Aaron Alexis can be seen prowling the corridors of the navy base in Washington DC with a sawn-off shotgun in his hands.
The FBI said its initial investigation suggests the 34-year-old former navy reservist held the "delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic waves".
According to the Daily Telegraph, Alexis called police to a Rhode Island hotel a month before the killing spree, claiming that he was being followed by three people who were firing microwaves through his body.
The FBI also found a document on which the gunman had written: "Ultra-low frequency attack is what I've been subject to for the last three months. And to be perfectly honest, that is what has driven me to this."
The words "my ELF weapon", "End to the torment!", "Not what yall say!" and "Better off this way!" were also found scratched onto his gun.
ELF technology is used for naval submarine communications, but some conspiracy theorists believe it can be used by governments to monitor and manipulate unsuspecting citizens.
The FBI also released a new detailed timeline of the killings. CCTV images show Alexis arriving at the Navy Yard in a rented Toyota Prius and walked calmly into 'building 197' at around 8.08am local time.
He assembles his shotgun in a fourth-floor men's toilet, leaves his bag hanging on the back of a toilet door and moves into a half-crouch in the corridor, watching a group of victims for a moment before charging towards them. He shot his first victim at 8.16am and moved between the first and third floors shooting people until he was killed in a gun battle with police at 9.25am. The FBI found no evidence that he was targeting particular people. ·