John Patrick Bedell, who was 36, was from California, and was apparently a man with issues. Yesterday, (3/4/5) at 6:40 PM, according to authorities, he calmly walked up to the Pentagon checkpoint outside the Metro subway station, drew his gun and opened fire. (Associated Press) He wounded two Pentagon police officers, and he was fatally shot. He died later at a hospital. The two injured policemen were treated and released from the hospital. Pentagon Chief Richard Keevill told the AP that, "One suffered a thigh wound and the other was hit in the shoulder."
Authorities report that Mr. Bedell left behind writings expressing his resentment of the US government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks. Chief Keevill said that authorities have found no immediate connection to domestic or foreign terrorism, and that it appeared Bedell had acted alone.
For somewhat of a look into the mind of Mr. Bedell you can check out his YouTube video: