SWAT Surrounds Essex House Motel in Littleton; FBI Agent Wounded

LITTLETON, CO - May 8:  An officer makes his way down Prince Street on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Essex House Hotel in Denver, Colorado. An FBI agent was shot during a operation at the hotel and the shooter has since barricaded himself inside. (Photo By Brent Lewis/The Denver Post)

“It’s terrifying. It’s frightening. It’s a situation where you are trying to be as safe as possible but when you hear over the radio that an officer is down, it’s the worst thing you can possibly hear.”

— Littleton police Lt. Trent Cooper

An FBI agent was wounded Friday afternoon while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a Littleton motel.

The agent was taken to Swedish Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Littleton police, SWAT officers and other law enforcement personnel were still surrounding the Essex House Motel in the 5300 block of South Santa Fe Drive at 6:15 p.m., about two hours later.

[The “Longhorn Bandit” is wanted in heists across the Denver area that began in February]

At 6:20 p.m., police were preparing to send a robot into the second-story room, since they had been unable to make contact with the suspect since the shooting at 4:15 p.m.

Officials said they were waiting for a federal warrant to enter the motel, which could take a couple of hours.

Littleton police Lt. Trent Cooper said the suspect fired two shots at law enforcement agents, hitting the agent in the leg. The officers fired no shots, he said. Read the rest of this entry »


Shooting at NSA Headquarters

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Dana HedgpethSari Horwitz and Ellen Nakashima report: One person was killed and at least one other was injured Monday when shots were fired after two people in a vehicle tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, a military installation in Anne Arundel County that houses the National Security Agency, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation.

“The shooting scene is contained, and we do not believe it is related to terrorism.”

— Amy J. Thoreson, a spokeswoman for the FBI

Authorities did not release any details of exactly what happened, but law enforcement officials said police officers with the National Security Agency shot at the two people in the vehicle. One of them was killed, the officials said. There were no details immediately available on the condition of the second person.

Two U.S. officials said the men in the vehicle were dressed as women, but they both cautioned that the information is preliminary.

Just before 11 a.m., NSA officials said they had no further information.

In a statement, issued around 11:30 a.m., the FBI Baltimore office said it was investigating a shooting at a gate at Fort Meade.

edia members gather in the parking lot at the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade near the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Media members gather in the parking lot at the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade near the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

“The shooting scene is contained, and we do not believe it is related to terrorism,” said Amy J. Thoreson, a spokeswoman for the FBI. She said the incident is being investigated by the FBI with NSA Police and other law enforcement agencies.

FBI crews from its evidence response team are processing the scene and agents are interviewing witnesses, she said. Deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz said President Obama has been briefed on the incident. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: Stabbing Reported at Morgan State University, 3 Football Players Injured

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Justin George and Justin Fenton Three Morgan State University football players were stabbed on campus Tuesday afternoon, one of whom was seriously injured, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

The incident happened in the area of a football field and residence halls, around 2:05 p.m. A police spokesman said a male was stabbed in the chest and taken to a hospital in very serious condition. Two other people were also injured.

Batts, who visited the scene, confirmed the victims were campus football players. He said a fourth person was involved and could be a suspect or person of interest.

He said police were assessing the situation and working with Morgan State University police. Read the rest of this entry »