Austrian authorities were warned that the Vienna gunman who carried out Monday’s attack had attempted to buy ammunition in nearby Slovakia during the summer.
Interior Minister Karl Nehammar revealed that Slovak intelligence officers warned Austria that the young gunman had crossed the border and attempted to purchase bullets for an AK47, though returned to Vienna empty handed according to RT.
An investigation is underway into how this information was seemingly not acted upon by Austrian authorities. The shooter, who has been identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, had been jailed in April 2019 for attempting to travel to Islamic State in Syria. He was released in December 2019 after ‘perfectly deceiving’ the anti-radicalisation programme he was enrolled on.
He was killed by police during Monday’s attack in Vienna.
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