Gunman in yoga studio shooting had been arrested twice for grabbing women

Gunman in yoga studio shooting had been arrested twice for grabbing women

Beierle, 40, posed as a customer at the studio in Tallahassee and then opened fire without warning, the police said. However, authorities have not been able to draw a connection between the victims of the shooting and him. Six people were shot, two of whom died, and a seventh person was injured when he was pistol-whipped, according to the Tallahassee Police Department. Investigators have yet to give a possible motive for the shooting.

Officials at Florida State University said the two slain Friday were an FSU student and faculty member. TPD and emergency responders immediately provided medical attention to the victims, who were later taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening, and life threatening injuries. Both were part of the Florida State University community.

He also had a history of expressing misogynistic and racist views. A month later police found him at a campus restaurant. The existence of the videos was first reported by BuzzFeed.

Miller says the investigation is looking into all of Beierle's social media accounts, though he could not confirm which accounts investigators were specifically looking at. Rodger was a self-identified "incel", short for "involuntary celibate".

Melissa Hutchinson, a bartender who was at a nearby bar when the shooting occurred, said people ran in to seek safety, including one woman who said there was an active shooter and to lock the doors.

The top prosecutor for the office that handled Beierle's 2016 charge, William N. "Willie" Meggs, has no personal recollection of that case.

"Incels" are misogynists who blame women for their inability to enter a healthy sexual relationship, rather than their own failings.

The videos date back to 2014, all posted within a three-day period.

"As an instructor when you start every class, you ask students to close their eyes to relax, because you're in such a safe space", said Amanda Morrison, a Tallahassee instructor. "I got too rowdy for their sensibilities", he said. Binkley was a student from Atlanta who was due to graduate in May.

Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges, the newspaper reported. The report shows that her account was corroborated by video evidence, and Beierle was charged with "Battery Touch or Strike".

He also groped another woman four years earlier at a college dining hall but claimed it was accidental, court records show. "You don't think about this in Tallahassee and now you have to", Welling told The Associated Press. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said some in the studio showed courage and tried to stop him. Bohnett said she did not recognize Beierle.

Binkley "knew how to work with people in a positive way", her father, Jeff Binkley, told CNN. She was also a faculty member at Florida State, Thrasher said.

Florida State University President John Thrasher says Dr Van Vessem and Ms Binkley had ties to the university. "Without being aware, she was a mentor".

Myra Hurt, a medical professor and senior associate dean at Florida State, called Van Vessem "a formidable woman".

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