2 dead at federal building: Manhattan Shooting

Published: August 22, 2015

2 dead at federal building: Manhattan Shooting, A security guard has been fatally shot by a gunman in the foyer of a New York federal building.

Shortly after 5pm local time an armed man entered the building in Manhattan’s West Village and fired at a security officer.

The 67-year-old man entered through the building’s metal detector and after being confronted by another employee turned the handgun on himself.

The suspect, reportedly a veteran, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 53-year-old security officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital where has reportedly died.

Sources said this looks like this was a lone gunman, based on initial investigation.

The FBI has been called in to help with the investigation.

Anyone who may be feeling distressed can contact the following organisations for support SANE Helpline 1800 18 72 63, Lifeline 131 114, Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.


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