DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Investigators have discovered no indication of political or ideological motivations behind a hearth at a Detroit-area mosque set by a person whom police later killed in a shootout.
There additionally isn’t any proof that Ahmed Taqi acted as a part of any group, FBI Particular Agent Josh Hauxhurst mentioned Saturday throughout a neighborhood assembly on the Al-Huda Islamic Affiliation in Dearborn the place the hearth occurred, based on The Detroit Information.
“He could be the solely one who is aware of why he set the hearth,” Hauxhurst advised about 150 individuals on the assembly. “We regularly see telegraphing of motives in circumstances. We haven’t seen that on this case.”
Officers on common neighborhood patrol observed the hearth on the mosque on Feb. 12 round 1 a.m. Taqi, 37, shot on the officers exterior the mosque and ran away, Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin mentioned.
Officers adopted and shot Taqi when he began capturing at them once more, Shahin mentioned.
Taqi was an Iraqi nationwide and labored as a translator, Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud mentioned Saturday.
Dearborn has one of many largest Arab-American populations within the U.S. No threats have been made in opposition to locations of worship within the metropolis because the hearth and capturing, Hammoud added.
“The aim right here was to exhibit that what occurred one week in the past was an remoted incident,” he mentioned.
Hammoud has mentioned Taqi might have been “experiencing a psychological well being disaster on the time.”
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