I just happened to be reading about this FBI agent who recently died of cancer linked to contaminants from the 9/11 Pentagon blast. Turns out she was one of the first responders that day.
Here's the kicker. They mentioned she was also a first responder to a warehouse fire in 2013 that destroyed evidence linked to the Pentagon attack. That set alarm bells ringing.
Her death has been classified as a line-of-duty death, due to her exposure to chemicals responding to the Pentagon after 9/11, and a fire at an evidence warehouse in Alexandria. The warehouse contained evidence from the Pentagon attack and caught fire in 2013.
I'd never heard of such a fire. When you Google for a warehouse fire in Alexandria in 2013, you'll eventually find some stories but none that mention anything about the Pentagon evidence. This suggests the FBI tried to keep it hush-hush back then.
What did come out back then, however, is that said fire was intentional. Someone actually set out and managed to destroy the evidence at a modern, high security warehouse. Gee, I wonder who could be behind such a heinous act?
So what's the significance here? Well, in memorialising their agent, the FBI appears to have let slip for the first time that someone (determined and very capable; not a random arsonist) purposefully destroyed a whole bunch of evidence from the Pentagon back in 2013.
It looks like they may have even had a suspect (or a patsy) at the time, but the story around that is very convenient too.
That person has been interviewed but is not in custody, Alexandria Fire Chief Adam Thiel said at a press conference Tuesday evening. He said authorities are “not concerned” that the person will cause any more harm to the community. He declined to elaborate.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives helped the Alexandria Fire Department determine that the fire was incendiary in nature. Officials will not label the fire “arson” because the word “has a specific legal definition,” Thiel said.
“How this case will be prosecuted and what will happen next is up to the Commonwealth’s Attorney,” he said.
Very convenient indeed. I couldn't find out what ever happened to this mystery person… that is if they were even the real culprit behind the fire.