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Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact

WASHINGTON: There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday.
Turkish-born Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old legal US resident, was advised of the charges against him during a brief hearing in Skagit County District Court and ordered held on $2 million bail. According to charging documents, Cetin admitted to police investigators that he brought a Ruger .22 caliber rifle into the Macy’s department store at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105 km) north of Seattle, on Friday evening and fatally shot five people.–Agencies

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