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British-born gunman 'convinced US authorities he was no threat'

British-born gunman Elliot Rodger, who stabbed and killed his US college room-mates before embarking on a shooting rampage, convinced authorities that he was not a threat during a welfare check to his home last month.

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Suspect's manifesto 'shows how disturbed he was'

A manifesto left by the suspected gunman who killed six people in a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, shows the extent of "how disturbed [Elliot] Rodger was", the sheriff's office said.

However, he added that the meeting Rodgers had with authorities did not meet the criteria for him to be held for further psychiatric examination.

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