Guard shot at the US Census Bureau in Maryland

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  1. [​IMG](Reuters) - A gunman was taken into custody after shooting a security guard at a gate outside the U.S. CensusBureau headquarters in Maryland on Thursday evening, officials said.

    Emergency personnel were called to the scene in Suitland, Maryland, about 10 miles (6 km) from Washington, D.C., at about 6:30 p.m. local time.

    The guard was shot in the upper body and taken to a local hospital in "extremely critical condition," said Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department.

    Brady said he did not know if the guard, an adult male, was a federal employee or a contractor.

    The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department tweeted that the gunman was later taken into custody. An officer was shot in the ankle during the incident, police said.[​IMG]The Washington Post reported that the gunman had forced a woman into a green Honda before the initial shooting. The man then drove to the government building and shot the guard who approached the vehicle, the newspaper said citing D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

    The US Census Bureau has released the following statement on the situation Thursday evening:

    There has been an incident at the Suitland Federal Center and there is an ongoing investigation. We are committed to the safety of all staff who work at the Census Bureau and are currently making sure that everyone is safe and secure.

    The situation appeared to be tense for some time, as multiple local and federal police agencies swarmed the area.

    BREAKING: FBI tells me Census Bureau shooting situation is "over." There is no connection to terrorism. Suspect not barricaded in complex.

    — Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) April 10, 2015

    Census Bureau situation secure. All clear given. More as we get it @WNEW &

    — Bill Rehkopf (@BillRehkopfWNEW) April 10, 2015

    Guard shot at U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland @nbcwashington

    — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) April 10, 2015

    Here's another look at what was happening:

    Guard shot, critically wounded at Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland

    — CBS News (@CBSNews) April 9, 2015

    UPDATE: Heavily armored tactical teams responding to Suitland complex after guard shot.

    — WUSA9 (@wusa9) April 9, 2015


    — T.J. Ortenzi (@tjortenzi) April 10, 2015

    (Reuters reporting by Mary Wisniewski)

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