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Daily Mail reports:

Washington Naval Yard gunman Aaron Alexis called police to his hotel room in Rhode Island last month and complained of hearing voices in the closet as friends of the shooter today revealed he was devastated last year when a Thai girlfriend left him broken-hearted.

According to Lt. William Fitzgerald of the Newport Police, a disturbed Alexis, 34, called police complaining that he had become involved in an argument with three people at the airport a full six weeks before before his shooting rampage which claimed the lives of 12 people on Monday.

Telling police that he was being followed by two black men and a black woman, Alexis also told police officers that he was hearing voices in the closet of his hotel room and wanted a transfer to a Navy hotel.

Lt. Fitzgerald told NBC News that his officers ran a background check on Alexis, but no outstanding warrants were returned and he told police that he felt physically and emotionally fine and needed no further assistance.

Earlier on Tuesday, anonymous law enforcement officials said that Alexis sought treatment from the Veterans Administration in August for paranoia, insomnia and possible schizophrenia and a New York Times report claims that he had suffered mental issues for up to a decade.

He was described as a Buddhist who had also had flares of rage, complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination and had several run-ins with law enforcement, including two shootings.

Eight people were injured including three who were shot, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said. Those killed were aged 46 to 73, he said. Investigations continued into the circumstances of their deaths.

They are, according to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department: Michael Arnold, 59; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger Johnson, 73;Frank Kohler, 50; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46; Arthur Daniels, 51, Martin Bodrog, 54, Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, Gerald L. Read, 58, Mary Knight, 51 and Vishnu Pandit, 61.

Authorities said none of the victims were known to have been active-duty military personnel.

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