Apparently random murder spree in a typical suburban American shopping mall. Five dead, ranging in age from a teenager to a senior citizen. "No apparent motive," the cops said. Just random.
Massive manhunt for the suspect, first described as "Hispanic-looking" ensues. Last night, Island County Sheriff's Lieutenant Mike Hawley, on patrol in Oak Harbor WA, spots someone who looks like the guy in the video, and arrests him.
Now in police custody is Arcan Cetin, aged 20, a sometime resident of Oak Harbor, arrested previously for assault, DUI, and more assault. Last December, he was ordered by an Island County District Court judge not to possess a firearm.
Authorities did not say how the suspect may have obtained the weapon -- whether he retrieved it from outside or picked it up in the mall -- but they believe he acted alone. The weapon was recovered at the scene.
"Arcan Cetin?", Walt hears you say. "Doesn't sound Irish or Dutch." Well, no. Mr Cetin immigrated to the Excited States of America from... wait for it... Turkey.
So far, nothing has been said about Mr Cetin's religion (or lack thereof), and nothing has been said about his motive (or lack thereof). Walt suspects nothing more will be said until after tomorrow night's Great Debate. Why make things any more awkward for Crooked Hillary than they are already?
Further reading (and watching -- VIDEO embedded): "'The more Muslims you have, the more terrorists.' (Mark Steyn)" WWW 21/9/16.
UPDATED 25/9/16: From the AP mojo wire... "Cetin also appeared to have blogs on the site Tumblr that had not been updated in many months. They included seemingly random posts about serial killer Ted Bundy, a collection of selfies, the top-secret Area 51 Cold War test site and photos of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The two blogs linked back to each other and one of them linked to what appeared to be his Twitter page." Walt's emphasis. Stay tuned for more....