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Navy Yard reopens to workers
Washington's Navy yard has reopened to workers three days after a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 workers there. Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
The Navy yard resumed normal operations today but for the thousands of employees here this first day back after Mondays tragedy will be anything but normal.
Glynda Boyd told ABC news she was with her family at the Norfolk Virginia airport on August 4 when her 75-year-old aunt laughed loudly at a joke.
Out of nowhere, a man who looked like Alexis accused them of laughing at him and started to scream profanities.
This week, Boyd recognized him as the accused Navy yard shooter.
Glynda Boyd said, Saw his face on the news. And I start to scream, oh my god, oh my god -that's him.
Investigators are also focused on possible clues that Alexis left on his weapon.
ABC News has learned he carved the words "better off this way" and "my ELF Weapon" on the stock of the shotgun he used in Mondays massacre.
Authorities are trying to determine what those phrases could mean - including whether 'better off this way' meant Alexis knew he would not survive his rampage.
O'toole said, There were probably multiple triggers caused him to decide now's the time I'm going to take this course of action, thinking about it, conceptualizing it, planning it in his head.
Yesterday the Pentagon acknowledged red flags were missed.
Hagel Newshour said, The highest responsibility leaders have is to protect their people, is to take care of their people. And when something like this happens, something failed, something broke down.