Cleveland-area anti-terrorism expert offers insight into Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooting

NORTH RIDGEVILLLE, Ohio - Watching closely the events unfolding at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard Monday was John Hatzadony of North Ridgeville.

Hatzadony is an anti-terrorism expert who worked as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. Now teaching on the topic at Notre Dame College he said investigators immediately were looking to see what they were dealing with. "What type of incident is it? Is it personalized, is it organized," he asked.

"If there is a conspiracy and a conspiracy takes more than one person that could mean there is a relationship between other planned attacks."

Hatzadony believes the alleged gunman Aaron Alexis, 34, of Ft. Worth, Texas may been able to gain access to the base with his military ID.

His military record will reveal some insight to investigators about that part of his life while the FBI has called on those who knew him to come forward with information to fill in the blanks since his discharge in 2011 to see if there were any warning signs.

"Right now they're trying to find out as much as they can about him," said Hatzadony. "All the places that he's visited, places that he's lived, everybody who has known him, just to see was there a trigger was there a change in behavior?"

"Once the investigators start releasing that to the public we'll find out more and find out whether this was a very personal attack or whether there was something more behind it," he said.

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