Idaho Governor Calls National Guard to Protect Recruiting Stations
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Idaho's governor has called on the states National Guard to protect military recruiting stations.
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter made the announcement on Top Story with Bill Colley Thursday morning during an interview. The move comes after five service men were killed after a gunman opened fire July 16th while at their recruiting stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In the most detailed account so far of last Thursday's shooting rampage, officials described how Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez crashed through the gate and entered the building shooting.
The 20 Marines and two Navy corpsmen at the center were mostly unarmed and had no choice but to try to escape as Abdulazeez approached with an assault rifle, a handgun and a vest full of extra ammunition.
Abdulazeez mortally wounded one sailor as he entered the building and killed four Marines in a gated motor pool area. That's when Chattanooga police arrived. They killed Abdulazeez, but not before he wounded one of them.