“I am sure he gave them hell,” said Jason Spindler’s brother.
By David Jablinowitz, World Israel News
The U.S. State Department has confirmed the identity of the American citizen who was killed in the terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, and his family said that he was a survivor of the attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
Jason Spindler, a member of the American Jewish community and CEO of a consulting company, was killed in the attack Tuesday, while working at an office inside the hotel complex, according to the Washington Post. He was in a meeting when terrorists burst into the office and opened fire.
Jason’s mother, Sarah Sandler, told NBC News that her son “was trying to make positive change in the third world in emerging markets.”
His brother, Jonathan, also confirmed the family’s tragedy via Facebook.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that my brother, Jason Spindler passed away this morning during a terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Jason was a survivor of 9-11 and a fighter. I am sure he gave them hell!” Jonathan’s post read.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed Wednesday morning that the attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi was over, following 12 hours of carnage.
The Kenyan government said that 14 victims were killed in the attack, along with all of the terrorists, though no exact number of attackers was given.
Some 700 people were evacuated from the complex during the siege.
The Somali Al-Shabaab Islamic terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack.
Of the 14 victims, almost all were identified as Kenyans, Spindler was the only American, and one more was identified as a British national.