RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) — The former Navy reservist who authorities say killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard visited a Buddhist temple in Massachusetts last month where he talked about noises in his head.
Eang Tan, a board member at the Thai Buddhist temple in Raynham, says Aaron Alexis visited the house of worship on Aug. 18.
Tan tells the Taunton Daily Gazette (http://bit.ly/15F2Iz4 ) that as soon as temple officials recognized Alexis on TV newscasts after Monday's shooting, they contacted police.
Tan says Alexis addressed temple members in fluent Thai and asked for a place to spend the night. When they asked why he didn't go to a hotel, Tan says Alexis said couldn't sleep in a hotel because of the noises in his head.
Tan says Alexis spent one night, then left.
Information from: Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette, http://www.tauntongazette.com