Esteban Santiago is an Iraq war veteran.
Santiago flew into the airport from Anchorage, Alaska (with a layover in Minneapolis, St. Paul) on Delta flight 2182 – a firearm was his only piece of checked luggage.
The 26-year-old, who was dressed in a Star Wars t-shirt, claimed his bag, went to the bathroom to load his handgun and then started shooting people dead.
Santiago had a history of mental problems, according to NBC News.
Sources have told CBS news that Santiago walked into an FBI office in Anchorage in November last year claiming the government was trying to control his mind and he was being forced to fight for ISIS. After that incident, Santiago started getting treatment for his mental health issues.
He was also contacted by the FBI after an employer back in Alaska raised concerns about certain things he had said, according to ABC News.
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