Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Little Rock, United States--1 June 2009

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 1 June 2009 (11:15 AM EDT)

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Type of event: terrorism


One Army private killed (William Long), second injured in shooting attack at Army Navy Career Center, Little Rock, Arkansas.

The gunman, who had changed his name from Carlos Bledsoe to Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, was arrested shortly afterwards 10 km away. Muhammad had been under investigation by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force following an arrest in Yemen where he apparently became involved with Islamic radicals; he stated the act was an act of retaliation against the U.S. military, and the FBI issued a joint alert on 2 June based on Muhammad's internet searches mapping various Jewish, Christian, and U.S. Army sites.

Consequences: 1 killed, 1 injured


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