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Navy Officials Says They Didn't Know Prior Aaron Alexis Arrest Involved Gun

Washington Navy yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, did not disclose all the details of his criminal history when applying for security clearance
Washington Navy yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, did not disclose all the details of his criminal history when applying for security clearance.
CNN has learned government background checkers knew this, but did not tell the Navy.
When Alexis enlisted in 2007, he answered 'no' to questions about whether he had ever been arrested or charged with a felony.
He was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires on a construction worker's vehicle in what he called an anger-fueled blackout.
The report from the office of personnel management only stated Alexis had 'deflated' the tires on the car.
Alexis was charged with malicious mischief.
He told security clearance personnel he did not disclose the charge because he was told it was going to be dismissed and removed from his record.
Navy officials say they did not learn the arrest involved a gun until after the Navy yard attack.
Alexis was working as a subcontractor at the D.C. base when authorities say he opened fire last week.
He died after killing 12 people and wounding eight others.
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