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Parents warned police of Pentagon shooter's bizarre mental state

In the eight weeks before John Patrick Bedell put on a white shirt and blazer, parked his 1998 Toyota at the Pentagon City mall and emerged ready to open fire at officers standing outside the Pentagon, he had crisscrossed the country in a frenetic and sometimes doped-up state that had his parents...

By Mary Pat Flaherty, Theresa Vargas and Michael E. Ruane

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