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Navy Yard: Swat team ‘stood down’ at mass shooting scene

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BBC News [1]
September 18, 2013

One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday’s shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal.

A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers.

The Capitol Police department said senior officials were investigating.

Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.

“I don’t think it’s a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved if we were allowed to intervene,” a Capitol Police source familiar with the incident told the BBC.

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[1] BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/24153252#FBM286850

[2] Navy Yard Shooting: SWAT Team Ordered to ‘Stand Down’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/navy-yard-shooting-swat-team-ordered-to-stand-down.html

[3] Feinstein calls for new gun control laws again after Navy Yard shooting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feinstein-calls-for-new-gun-control-laws-again-after-navy-yard-shooting.html

[4] Washington navy yard gunman ‘obsessed with violent video games’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/washington-navy-yard-gunman-obsessed-with-violent-video-games.html

[5] Continually Updated: 13 Dead In Mass Shooting at Navy Yard; Gunman Identified as Aaron Alexis: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breaking-active-shooter-at-dc-navy-yard-multiple-victims.html

[6] Navy Yard shooting: Aaron Alexis narrative crumbling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/navy-yard-shooting-aaron-alexis-narrative-crumbling.html

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