Jan 7 Police in Alaska said on Saturday they had
returned a handgun to the Florida airport shooting suspect which
was temporarily taken from him when he underwent a mental
evaluation late last year.
Anchorage Police Chief Christopher Tolley said it was not
immediately clear if it was the same gun used in Friday's deadly
rampage in Fort Lauderdale. Officials told a news conference the
gun was returned to the suspect, Esteban Santiago, 26, because
the Iraq war veteran had not committed a crime.
Santiago was sent for a mental evaluation after telling
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents he heard voices and
thought he was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency.
(Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Chris Reese)