Official: FBI finds link between Pensacola gunman, al-Qaida

Law enforcement respond to a fatal shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola (Photo: CNN/WEAR)

PENSACOLA, FL (AP) — The FBI has found a link between the gunman in a deadly attack at a military base last December and an al-Qaida operative. That’s according to a U.S. official who spoke to The Associated Press on Monday.

Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray were set to hold a news conference to announce developments in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, in which a Saudi Air Force officer killed three U.S. sailors and injured eight other people.

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The FBI declined to comment ahead of the news conference.