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ABC receives Manifesto

26 Aug, 2015

ABC News says a man claiming to be Bryce Williams called the network over the last few weeks saying he wanted to pitch a story and wanted to fax information. A little after 10 a.m. the network receives another phone call from a man identifying himself the shooting suspect. The caller says the authorities are after him and “all over the place” before hanging up. The network says it receives a 23-page fax. The writer says the attack was triggered by his reaction to the 2015 Charleston church shooting.

Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them…The church shooting was the tipping point… but my anger has been building steadily.. I’ve been a human powder keg for a while.. just waiting to go BOOM!!!!

He says Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act, and quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calling him “his boy.” as well as expressing admiration for the Columbine High School killers. Part of the document is titled A Suicide Note for Friends and Family.

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