Guard shot and killed at US Cen­sus Bureau: re­port

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

A U.S. Cen­sus Bureau guard was shot and killed by a sus­pect who fled and was in­jured in a shootout, the Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported.

The Cen­sus Bureau con­firmed on Twit­ter that there had been “an in­ci­dent at the Suit­land Fed- eral Cen­ter and there is an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Suit­land is in Mary­land and the sus­pect later fled to Wash­ing­ton.

The guard was in ex­tremely crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter be­ing shot at least once in his up­per body at the Cen­sus Bureau’s subur- ban Wash­ing­ton head­quar­ters in Suit­land, Mary­land, Prince Ge­orge’s County Fire Depart­ment spokesman Mark Brady told the Wash­ing­ton Post.

The guard later died, the Post said, quot­ing a hos­pi­tal of­fi­cial.

There was no hint the in­ci­dent was ter­ror-re­lated, the newspa- per said, but rather started with a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent.

A chase and shootout en­sued and the sus­pect was later shot in the head in Wash­ing­ton’s popular H Street neigh­bor­hood known for its nightlife, the Post re­ported.

The Post quoted po­lice as say­ing the sus­pect was still alive.

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