By Mira Oberman | AFP –
US police were investigating Monday the motives of a former psy-ops soldier who allegedly attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six people before being shot dead himself.
Officials identified the suspect slain by police as Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old white male formerly attached to the US Army base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a “psychological operations specialist.”
Page served between April 1992 and October 1998, and was a qualified parachutist who received several good conduct awards and a National Defense Service Medal, but never won significant promotion.
FBI agents and local police were investigating Page’s supposed address in Cudahy, a suburb of Milwaukee just four kilometers (2.5 miles) north of the suburban Sikh temple that was targeted in Sunday’s attack.
An AFP reporter in Cudahy late Sunday saw heavily armed officers mounted in the basket on the ladder of a fire truck observing a house