Fort Hood Shooter Emptied His Apartment Before Massacre

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Photo: Roanoke Times

Major Nidal Malik Hasan emptied his apartment before going on the shooting spree that left 13 people dead and 31 wounded yesterday. The Army psychiatrist was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to offer therapy to soldiers there, so his neighbors — who say they didn't know him — were not suspicious when he began passing around his personal belongings to them. According to the Post, he visited one woman's apartment and gave her a new Quran, plus some frozen broccoli, spinach, portable shelves, and T-shirts. A day later, he gave her his air mattress, a desk lamp, and several briefcases. He then, according to reports, "offered her $60 to clean his apartment Friday morning, after he was supposed to leave."

Fort Hood shooter emptied apartment in days before attack [NYP]