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Woman told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school admini...

Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school admini...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode."

That's according to a transcript of the Jan. 5 tip to the FBI's call center, which was obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The FBI has acknowledged it failed to investigate the tip about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. But the transcript, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, provides new details.

The woman described Cruz's short temper and said he had the "mental capacity of a 12 to 14 year old."

She said Cruz posted pictures of weapons on social media, writing, "I want to kill people."

The woman told the FBI, "I do believe something's going to happen."


Updated : 2021-07-25 21:53 GMT+08:00