Did the shooter declare his intentions online?

Report: An anti-Semitic open letter was posted online under the name of the suspected shooter from San Diego

Tags: Poway Attack
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According to reports, an anti-Semitic open letter was posted online under the name of a man suspected of opening fire at Chabad of Poway Saturday. The letter was posted on an online far-right message board hours before the attack.

According to NBC News the letter was posted by a user identifying himself as John Earnest. The letter is definded by the reports as "a white nationalist open letter".

The letter was followed by a Facebook link and the words "a livestream will begin shortly", allthough it seems that no livestream was broadcast from the incident.

The NBC News report noted that the online post appears near identical to the one Brenton Tarrant left hours before opening fire at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, and that Tarrant and Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers are listed as a direct inspiration in the letter.

The letter claims the shooter began planning his attack shortly after the New Zealand attack.



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