NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a story April 24 about the Waffle House shooting suspect, The Associated Press, relying on a statement from the suspect's former employer, erroneously reported that the FBI called them. Darlene Sustrich now says her crane company got the call from the Secret Service, not the FBI.
A corrected version of the story is below:
A co-owner of a Colorado crane company says she urged federal officials to keep Travis Reinking in custody after he was arrested at the White House last July.
Reinking is now charged with killing four people at a Nashville Waffle House on Sunday.
Darlene and Ken Sustrich, co-owners of Rocky Mountain Crane Service in Salida, Colorado, said Reinking worked there for six months and struck them as smart and polite.
But Darlene Sustrich said Reinking began showing signs of paranoia in his last few days at the crane service. That's when a call came from the Secret Service, saying Reinking was refusing to leave a restricted area at the White House, demanding to speak with President Donald Trump.
She said: "We told them, 'Hang onto him if you can. Help him if you can.'"