The FBI and the Department of Justice are arguing that a liability case against the agencies should be dismissed, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
The liability case involves security guard Bruce Joiner, who was shot in the leg in a 2015 terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. In that attack, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi drove to Garland's Curtis Culwell Center in a car that was loaded with six guns and more than a thousand ammunition rounds, The Free Beacon reported.
The men opened fire at a perimeter checkpoint. Joiner was injured and Simpson and Soofi were killed. Joiner's suit said the FBI is partially responsible for his injuries, saying the FBI "solicited, encouraged, directed and aided" ISIS in the attack, the Free Beacon's report said.
Court filings in the case show that an undercover FBI agent "dressed in Middle Eastern attire" was in a car behind the shooters when they opened fire, The Free Beacon noted.
Justice Department lawyers asked the court to dismiss the case, saying the FBI is immune from liability thanks to the Federal Tort Claims Act, the website reported.
The security guard's attorney, Trenton Roberts, said his client filed the suit so that the FBI's involvement in the case would be revealed.
"He just wants a full explanation," Roberts told the Examiner in April 2017.
The 2015 attack was the first claimed by ISIS on U.S. soil, according to CBS News.
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