About a month before he gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis told police in Newport, R.I., that he heard voices speaking to him through walls and felt a machine sending vibrations into his body, according to authorities.
Alexis also indicated that he was a naval contractor who had spent time at Naval Station Newport, prompting police to alert officials at the base to Alexis’s strange behavior, according to an incident report filed by Newport police on Aug. 7.
Alexis’s name is redacted in the Newport police report, but it has been widely reported by the Associated Press and other media outlets that he was the hotel guest in question. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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