Pizzagate gunman dined on diet of fringe online conspiracy theories, report says

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The Pizzagate gunman, who this past Sunday walked into Washington, DC pizza parlor Comet Ping Ping and fired off a rifle, is a everyday dad who fed on one too many fringe conspiracy theories, according to an interview with The New York Times. Edgar Maddison Welch, a 28-year-old father of two from Salisbury, New York, said he recently gained access to the internet at his home, and that he used his newfound connection to dive deep into the dark corners of the web.

“I just wanted to do some good and went about it the wrong way,” Welch, who’s staying at a hospital next to the city jail, told the paper. “The intel on this wasn’t 100 percent. I regret how I handled the situation.” Welch described himself as an avid reader and a religious man…

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