FBI had tracked terrorism plans of one of the gunmen in Garland attack as early as 2006
“One of the shooters in the Garland attack on Sunday talked as early as 2007 about fighting with terrorists overseas, federal court records show.
Elton Simpson had been the subject of a terrorism investigation in Arizona where he lived beginning in 2006, court records show. Five years ago he was convicted in that state for lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Somalia in 2009 to engage in ‘violent jihad.’
He received three years’ probation, which ended last year.
Simpson had apparently been placed on a no-fly list. His defense attorney, Kristina Lyn Sitton, said she last heard from him shortly after his conviction when he called her from an airport and said he was prevented from boarding an airplane. Sitton said he was planning to travel to another state to attend a funeral.”