Police have released the mugshot of Robert Lewis Dear, 57, the shooter at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic.
For several months now, law enforcement has been concerned about people targeting reproductive health facilities — specifically Planned Parenthood locations across the country.
Authorities have been warning of potential attacks on Planned Parenthood facilities for several months prior to Friday’s attack.
An FBI intelligence bulletin went out to law enforcement agencies nationwide. The bulletin warned of “lone offenders using tactics of arsons and threats all of which are typical of the pro-life extremist movement.”
At that time there had already been nine criminal or suspicious incidents in seven states and the District of Columbia.