Authorities: Killing of Oakland security officer an ‘act of domestic terrorism’
UPDATED 3:05 PM PT — Saturday, May 30, 2020
Authorities have called the killing of a California federal security contract officer an “act of domestic terrorism.” Reports detailed Friday night’s incident, when a car pulled up outside the federal building in Oakland and someone opened fire.
The security officer was killed and another officer was critically wounded.
“When someone targets a police officer or a police station with an intention to do harm and intimidate, that is an act of domestic terrorism,” stated Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.
According to officials, these officers were monitoring local protests when they were attacked.
“We have witnessed an outright assault on our law enforcement community. Last night in Oakland, California, an assassin cowardly shot two Federal Protective Service contractors as they stood watch over a protest. One officer was killed, the other is in critical condition…Let me express my deepest condolences to the family members of these two FPS contractors.” – Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Neither the suspect nor those attacked have been identified.