Binghamton, NY: Gunman shoots 6, takes over 40 hostage

April 3, 2009 21:14

A gunman blocked the back door of an immigration services center with his car Friday before walking through the front door firing, wounding at least six people and taking as many as 41 hostage, officials said. Two handguns were recovered at the scene, said a law enforcement official who was not authorized to speak about details of an ongoing hostage response and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Mayor Matthew Ryan told the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin that there was a hostage situation involving a gunman with a high-powered rifle. The FBI was sending hostage negotiators and an evidence response team to the scene, the law enforcement official told the AP.

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