TN gunman worked at NE Ohio nuclear plant

TN gunman worked at NE Ohio nuclear plant
Perry Nuclear Power Plant (Source: WOIO)
Perry Nuclear Power Plant (Source: WOIO)

PERRY, OH (WOIO) - The man FBI officials say opened fire on a military recruiting center and reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four U.S. Marines once worked and lived in northeast Ohio.

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez was killed after Wednesday's attack.

A FirstEnergy spokesperson confirms that Abdulazeez was conditionally employed at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant for ten days, from May 20-30, 2013.

He was dismissed because he did not meet the requirements for employment though officials cannot disclose more details.

"It's scary cause if that goes you're done. How can somebody like that get a job there?" asked one Perry resident.

Officials say Abdulazeez was never granted unescorted access to the plant and never entered the secured area. He was limited to administrative offices.

Officials tell us Perry workers recognized Abdulazeez from media reports, and Perry management notified government officials.

"It's a little bit concerning to me since we're so close, right around the corner," says a parent of two.

Records also show that Abdulazeez lived at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Willoughby for a short time.

He was only there for a few weeks in November 2013 before being evicted.

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