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Shooting suspect with 'Martian master race' manifesto arrested at White House

Kyle Odom, a former Marine from Idaho, has a history of mental illness.

Pastor Shot Kyle Odom Source: AP

A FUGITIVE WANTED by authorities in the US state of Idaho for allegedly shooting a church pastor on Sunday, apparently wrote a manifesto contending that Martians controlled the Earth, police said.

And Kyle Odom, 30, who has a history of mental illness, was arrested at about 5.30 pm yesterday (10.30 pm Irish time) by US Secret Service agents after allegedly throwing items over the fence at the White House, 2,500 miles away in Washington DC.

“I think everyone can breathe a good sigh of relief that at least this part of the case has come to a conclusion,” said Lee White, Police Chief in the Idaho city of Coeur d’Alene.

Meanwhile, Pastor Tim Remington, who was shot six times on Sunday outside his church in Coeur d’Alene, has regained consciousness and is talking with his family.

Police Detective Jared Reneau said Odom had attended Remington’s church a few times and apparently was the author of a manifesto that contended the pastor was a member of an “intelligent species of amphibian-humanoids from Mars,” that had taken over the Earth.

Details were contained in electronic documents that Odom apparently emailed to his family and news media outlets this week.

odom manifesto Source: PA

Odom graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in biochemistry. The manifesto contended that his life started to deteriorate during his final term there, and was now ruined.

Odom contended that the Martians were here before humans, lived underground and operated a breeding program for “remote control” humans.

Don’t believe me? Ask President Obama to take a lie detector test of this one.

Odom contended the Martians were unable to control his mind but had been following him. He said he had attempted suicide twice, but they stopped him.

As you can see, I’m pretty smart. I’m also 100% sane, 0% crazy.

martian Source: AP

Police Chief Lee White said he was told Odom threw computer flash drives and other unidentified items over the White House fence. Hazardous materials and bomb teams were working to identify the other items, he said.

The Secret Service will prosecute Odom for any crimes that might have been committed at the White House, Detective Reneau said.

Then the Kootenai County prosecutor will seek his extradition to Idaho to face charges in Remington’s shooting, he said.

Given Odom’s apparent state of mind, “we feel pretty fortunate something worse didn’t happen,” Reneau said.

Odom’s family issued a statement Tuesday evening, saying they were thankful for the safe apprehension of their son.

As Kyle was not living with us, we are learning of his plans as they are being released by police. We are truly thankful to God he is safe and no one else has been injured.

After the shooting on Sunday, Odom drove west toward Spokane, Washington. He then boarded a flight at the Boise Airport sometime on Monday, White said.

It’s unclear how Odom was able to board a plane with a warrant out for his arrest, White said.

A former Marine from Coeur d’Alene, Odom is suspected of shooting Remington a day after the pastor led the prayer at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

Authorities say there’s no indication Remington’s appearance with Cruz had anything to do with the shooting.

Tim Remington Pastor Tim Remington, addressing the crowd during a Ted Cruz rally on Saturday, the day before his shooting. Source: AP

The manifesto describes the Martian master race as “Hyper-sexual, hyper-aggressive, [and] fearful and paranoid.”

It includes the names of dozens of members of the US Senate and Congress, members of the Israeli government, and Pastor Remington and John Padula, outreach pastor for The Altar Church, where Remington is the senior pastor.

“It was extensive and it was disturbing to us,” White said.

Yesterday, Padula said Remington, 55, regained consciousness on Monday night in a Coeur d’Alene hospital.

He’s whispering and talking to his family a little bit.

Remington, who is married and has four children, has no feeling in his right arm, Padula said.

Remington has been with The Altar Church for nearly two decades, specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, Padula said.

Contains reporting by the Associated Press.

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