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With the flow of extremists that have been involved in Islamic violent activities in Afghanistan and Syria, security forces around the world are on high alert.
The problem is defined as “stopping the lone wolf”. In The U.S earlier this week it was two “wolves” that acted and killed. This time so it seems the motive was “anti government” but the security people say that the reasons may vary.
The shooters who killed a pair of police officers and a bystander who tried to stop them on Sunday in Las Vegas had expressed anti-government views, according to police, who are working to officially determine a motive in the violent episode.
“There is no doubt that the suspects have an ideology that’s along the lines of militia and white supremacists,” said Kevin C. McMahill, assistant sheriff of Clark County, during a news conference Monday.
Police identified the shooters as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. The couple shot and killed Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck, two Las Vegas police officers, inside a CiCi’s Pizza. They then went into a nearby Wal-Mart, where they fatally shot Joseph Wilcox, who was shopping in the store and tried to stop the attackers. After a firefight with police officers inside the store, the couple took their own lives.
While authorities said they believed this was an isolated, random act, they also said they were investigating the ideology of the two shooters. They believe that the fact that they placed a swastika on the bodies of one of the people they killed Sunday suggested that they equated law enforcement “with the Nazi movement,” McMahill said.
The pair had numerous handguns, a shotgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition with them on Sunday. ”It appeared as if they were prepared for a lengthy gun battle,” McMahill said.
Authorities released additional details about how the shooting unfolded in the strip mall about 11 miles away from the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The couple first went into a CiCi’s Pizza at about 11:20 a.m., finding two officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on their lunch break.
Israeli experts told iHLS that in many cases in the U.S nd Europe the “lone wolves” were under surveillance but no real action was taken to stop them before they perform the terror attacks.