Congressman: German shooting looks like terrorism

AP News
Posted: Mar 02, 2011 11:48 AM
Congressman: German shooting looks like terrorism

Rep. Patrick Meehan says a shooting on U.S. soldiers in Germany looks like it could be a terrorist attack.

Meehan made clear he did not have all the facts about the shooting and was still being briefed by his staff.

Meehan, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, made the remarks Wednesday as he was wrapping up a hearing about al-Qaida. Meehan is the chairman of the subcommittee that focuses on terrorism and intelligence.

Police in Germany say a gunman fired shots at U.S. soldiers on a bus outside a Frankfurt airport, killing the bus driver and a passenger. Two others were wounded before the gunman was taken into custody.

Police would not say whether any of the casualties were U.S. military personnel.