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Eduardo Valdivia biography: 13 things about FBI agent from Orange County, California

Eduard “Eddie” Valdivia is a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from California, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Cypress, Orange County, California. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Anaheim, Orange County. (a)
  3. In 2007, he graduated from the University of California in Oakland, Alameda County, California with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature with a minor in biological sciences. (b)
  4. In 2009, he graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., USA with a master’s degree in public health. (b)
  5. Before joining the FBI, he served with the Americorp‘s National Service Program and Children’s Health Initiative and worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a public health analyst and a project officer. (b)
  6. In 2011, he joined the FBI. (c)
  7. In 2020, he was promoted to the position of supervisory special agent at FBI headquarters. His duty was to provide operational guidance and programmatic oversight of investigations into racially motivated and anti-government extremists. (c)
  8. On December 15, 2020, he was on a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) train on his way to work when a fellow passenger named Steven Slaughter, who was maskless, approached him and asked him for money as the train approached the Medical Center Station in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. He shot Slaughter several times. Slaughter, who ultimately survived, was accused of attacking and threatening to kill somebody at a Metro station, in 2019. (c) (d)
  9. He acted in self-defense on December 15, 2020, his defense attorney Robert C. Bonsib said. (c) (d)
  10. In May 2021, a grand jury indicted him on charges of attempted second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and felony use of a firearm. (d)
  11. On June 1, 2021, he turned himself in and was booked into Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Wearing a blue button-up T-shirt, he appeared by video in Montgomery County Circuit Court before Judge Joan Ryon, who agreed to release him on personal recognizance. (c) (d)
  12. He was 37 years old when he turned himself in on June 1, 2021. (d)
  13. His next hearing will be on June 11, 2021. (d)

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