Police have shot a man who took hostages at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in suburban Washington. Officers said they injured the suspect and took him into custody after he held three people prisoner at the building in a suburb of the US capital. All the hostages were freed unharmed. SWAT teams were sent to the scene after an Asian man entered the building wearing what appeared to be metallic canister devices on his front and back and pulled out a handgun. Local media reported that police said the man's name was James J Lee. A man named James Lee of San Diego was arrested in February 2008 after throwing money into the air in a protest outside the Discovery building.
Police in Oklahoma City are investigating the motive for a shooting rampage last night at a lakeside restaurant. A woman and two girls were shot, before two men grabbed their own guns and took out the shooter. David Begnaud reports.
More than three decades after he held 10 people hostage for 21 hours at a Virginia high school, James Stevens is on a mission to stop school shootings. In 1982, carrying a high-powered Mossberg hunting rifle, Stevens walked the corridors of Lake Braddock Secondary School, firing off rounds. "I just started shooting," Stevens told Inside Edition. "The kids were running down the hallway. I was shooting from the hip. There's screams and yelling and just total fear."
A gunman shot at two police officers and took a woman hostage in Liège, eastern Belgium, on Tuesday morning. At least three people, including the two police officers, have reportedly died. The suspect reportedly shouted Allahu akbar," an Arabic phrase that means "God is greatest." Multiple shots were heard along rue des Augustins in central Liège around 10:30 a.m. local time, Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported on Tuesday.
An armed citizen is being praised for stopping a gunman at a popular Oklahoma City restaurant. Two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot Thursday night. Police say the suspect was killed in the parking lot. David Begnaud reports.
The teenage boy charged with murdering eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school on Friday studied previous mass shootings before carrying out his attack, sources told ABC News. The accused killer, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, “used aspects of those attacks in his own shooting,” a source said. Classmates at the school in Santa Fe, Texas described Pagourtzis as a quiet loner who played on the football team.
According to a report by Reuters, a male student who opened fire at a Texas high school, killing 10 people, on Friday, had originally planned to end the attack with his suicide before ultimately surrendering to police. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said at a news conference that 10 other people were wounded in the attack, in which the gunman used a shotgun and a .38 revolver taken from his father.