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07/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

FBI Ignored Complaints About Tiller Murder Suspect (VIDEO)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation ignored repeated complaints from an abortion clinic about Scott Roeder, who is suspected of murdering Dr. George Tiller.

Rachel Maddow reported on MSNBC Wednesday night that Roeder targeted a clinic in Kansas City, gluing the doors shut at least four times. One such act occurred the day before Dr. Tiller's murder.

This kind of vandalism is a federal crime under the Freedom of Access to Clinics Entrances (FACE) Act, Maddow said, but when the FBI was notified, they did nothing.

A security guard at the clinic attacked by Roeder said he reported the incidents to the Feds, and he contacted the FBI only a few minutes after the incident on Saturday. He was told that they "probably" couldn't do anything without a grand jury. The FBI confirmed to Maddow that they were notified and had opened up an investigation.

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