FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – The FBI has identified the man who drove his minivan loaded with propane tanks into the front gates at Travis Air Force Base.

Officials said Hafiz Kazi, 51 of Sausalito, was the driver. He died before emergency personnel arrived.

“The thought originally was probably more of an accident,” said special agent Sean Ragan with the FBI.

Ragan told a crowd of reporters this was no accident and that Kazi was loaded with fuel.

“Five propane tanks, a gym bag with personal effects, three phones, three plastic one-gallon gas cans, and several lighters,” he said.

Kazi didn’t get far or even onto the base, but why did he do it? That’s what investigators want to know.

“We don’t have any nexus to terrorism at this point. That’s something that we will obviously investigate in the sense of we want to know, as do you, and the public wants to know why did this individual end up at the front gate of Travis Air Base and on fire and now deceased? We don’t have the answers to that,” Ragan said.

Officials said Kazi has been in the US for 25 years, primarily living in the Bay Area.

The suspect’s former landlord in Daly City said he didn’t want to go on camera but that he had to kick out Kazi because he refused to pay rent.

According to court documents Kazi was arrested twice at San Francisco International Airport, both times for selling merchandise without permission.

While investigators continue to piece together a motive behind the attack, they believe it’s an isolated incident.

“We know of no threats to the air base and no threats to the greater Solano community,” he added.

Travis Air Force Base is a main military air cargo and transport terminal on the West Coast, supporting operations across the Pacific.

It’s home to some 7,000 active U.S. Air Force military personnel.

Comments (10)
  1. Gene Rey says:

    It was, obviously, a defective gas powered clock.

    1. Stu Pedasso says:

      Has to be the BEST comment of the day.

  2. John Oakman says:

    The Idiot FBI can’t figure the motive???

  3. FIB is on the job. i feel much better.

  4. Steve Hollar says:

    They are not sure of the motive? Really? Maybe he was just heading to a barbecue with his propane tanks and took a wrong turn. Geesh. Only in California.

  5. Wow never have I seen such a lack of media response to this event. I’m sure he was just lost and thought the AFB was a propane refueling area and accidentally lit himself and his vehicle on fire by lighting a blunt on his way through the gate. No it couldn’t be terrorism.

  6. Saw this on Drudge. Left for http://www.PressCalifornia.com for more real California news.

  7. Hafiz Kazi is an Islamic name. End of discussion!

  8. Zak Watson says:

    People say there is a RACE problem. People say this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY and ONLY into White countries.

    People say the only solution to the RACE problem is if ALL and ONLY White countries “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against White people, Anti-Whites agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  9. Eric Liscom says:

    Hmm….maybe Muslims ARE the problem….wait, no the news would tell us if they were….lol….
    This was obviously an attempted lone wolf attack, as the terrorists have been talking about doing….fortunately, as with most of the terrorists, he was a moron…. The ones to watch for are the leaders…they don’t do the attacks, they plan them and get idiots to die trying to do it….

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