Komo News (Link) (July 28, 2006)
A gunman who claimed to be a Muslim angry at Israel killed one woman and wounded five others Friday afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and police arrested the man they believe was the shooter.
The gunman forced his way through the security door at the federation after an employee had punched in her security code, Marla Meislin-Dietrich, a database coordinator for the center, told The Associated Press.
“He said ‘I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,’ before opening fire on everyone,” Meislin-Dietrich said. “He was randomly shooting at everyone.”
Booked into jail late Friday night for investigation of homicide and attempted homicide was Naveed Afzal Haq.
Asked if the suspect was a Muslim, Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske told an evening news conference “you could infer that that was his background.”