23 Aug 2014
71° Mostly Cloudy

Navy Yard Gunman Had Run-Ins With Newport Police Last Month

Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C, said he believed a "microwave machine" was penetrating his body.

Navy Yard Gunman Had Run-Ins With Newport Police Last Month
Published Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C, before being shot and killed Monday, Sept. 16, was in Newport and Middletown in August, according to police.

Alexis, working as a Navy contractor, made a call to the Newport Police on Aug. 7 and said he had an argument with three people at the airport and claimed that they were following him, said Lt. William Fitzgerald of the Newport police.

Alexis was staying at the Marriott Hotel, located at 25 America's Cup Ave., and complained the people were speaking to him through a wall and keeping him awake by sending vibrations into his body, according to the police report.  

He allegedly said the individuals were using "some sort of microwave machine" to send vibrations through the ceiling, penetrating his body so he could not go to sleep.

He reportedly said he did not have a history of mental illness in his family and that he has never had any sort of psychotic episode.

The police reports were faxed to the Navy Police. Sources said he stayed at hotels in Middletown and Newport during his stay. 

Alexis, 34, joined the Navy as a reservist in 2007 and he was detached from service for a series of misconduct issues, a Navy official said.

Alexis worked for Hewlett-Packard as an IT subcontractor for the Navy, according to ABC. The incident remains under investigation.

The incident is currently under investigation. Patch will provide more details as they are made available. 





Share This Article