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atomicbloke
04-03-2009, 12:44 PM
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/03/binghamton.shooting/index.html

A lone gunman began shooting Friday in an immigration services building in Binghamton, New York, killing at least four people, a law enforcement source close to the situation said.
Emergency personnel attend to a person taken from the building where the shootings took place.

Emergency personnel attend to a person taken from the building where the shootings took place.
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The source said more than a dozen were wounded.

Police on the scene told CNN affiliate WBNG-TV that up to 12 people were killed in the shooting.

Two people were seen being led from the building in plastic handcuffs, WBNG reported. It was not immediately known whether the two were under arrest.

A man began shooting in the American Civic Association, which helps immigrants and refugees, the source said.

The source said there may have been 20 to 40 people taken hostage.

The local newspaper, the Press & Sun-Bulletin, said on its Web site that at least four people were shot and 41 people had been taken hostage. Video Watch cops swarm to scene of 'multiple deaths'

It said sharpshooters from the city's SWAT team were poised outside the building.

Video from the scene showed a person on a stretcher being taken to an ambulance. Watch interactive view of shooting scene

The Press & Sun-Bulletin said about 10 people came out of the building shortly after noon. They emerged with their hands on their heads. The police searched some of them, the newspaper reported.

Around 12:40 p.m., another 10 -- clad in white sheets -- came out of the rear of the building, the newspaper said. Video Watch police and SWAT team on the scene

Frank Rozboril, a spokesman for Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, which is in the city, said the hospital had one person who had been at the association in the emergency room. Rozboril said the patient, who arrived around 12:30 p.m., was being assessed.

FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said the FBI is sending hostage negotiators and an evidence response team to the scene. The agency has an office in Binghamton, and agents are being sent from offices in Albany and Syracuse as well.
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The newspaper said the incident began around 10:30 a.m. ET. Nearby apartments were being evacuated and Binghamton High School is on lockdown, it said.

"Within minutes [the situation] turned into one just flooded with police," Bob Joseph, news director of WNBF Radio, told CNN. Are you there? See submitted images, send your own

The American Civic Association helps immigrants and refugees with a number of issues, including personal counseling, resettlement, citizenship and reunification, and provides interpreters and translators, according to a United Way of Broome County Web site, which is affiliated with the association.

Rashidun Haque, who owns a nearby convenience store, said police had him and his four customers stay inside and away from the windows.

"I'm really shaky because this kind of thing -- it's a small city, it's a beautiful city -- but nothing goes down serious like this," Haque said. Video Watch store owner describe police 'flooding the streets'

He said the Civic Association building is about a two-minute walk from downtown.
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New York Gov. David Paterson issued a statement saying it was "a tragic day for New York." He said he had directed state police to assist the Binghamton Police Department. "I speak for all of New York when I offer my prayers for the victims and families of this tragedy," Paterson said.

Binghamton is about 140 miles northwest of New York City.

Rohirrim
04-03-2009, 12:45 PM
Is it Lou Dobbs?

epicSocialism4tw
04-03-2009, 01:50 PM
Rod Blagojevich?
http://neoavatara.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/blagovich-obama460_1202459c.jpg

Spider
04-03-2009, 02:11 PM
has anyone seen Lex?

Hotrod
04-03-2009, 02:14 PM
has anyone seen Lex?

I think they said the shooter was male so Lex is not a suspect

Bronx33
04-03-2009, 02:15 PM
I think they said the shooter was male so Lex is not a suspect


HA! Hilarious!

Spider
04-03-2009, 02:16 PM
I think they said the shooter was male so Lex is not a suspect

good point ....... ;D

TDmvp
04-03-2009, 02:36 PM
OM classy as always .

I used to think Bronco fans was better then others ... The last few month has proved there just as much trash here as anywhere else.

Spider
04-03-2009, 02:43 PM
OM classy as always .

I used to think Bronco fans was better then others ... The last few month has proved there just as much trash here as anywhere else.

gee gomer ..........hope you will be ok ...........

TDmvp
04-03-2009, 02:53 PM
gee gomer ..........hope you will be ok ...........

Sure will ...



I personally could careless what any of you do ... I like many of you , You included Spider ...

But when it comes to thinking you are funny cause you can make some 12 year old wit jokes in a thread on such a topic it proves a lot about upbringing.


Anyone stupid enough to think " Hey watch I can make anything funny and get a laugh outa this " should be lined up and shot to thin out the heard and hopefully raise the earth's IQ curve a few points ...

I mean no big lost , like 2 or 3 gas station attendants tops ...

Florida_Bronco
04-03-2009, 02:55 PM
Very sad.

Spider
04-03-2009, 03:03 PM
Sure will ...



I personally could careless what any of you do ... I like many of you , You included Spider ...

But when it comes to thinking you are funny cause you can make some 12 year old wit jokes in a thread on such a topic it proves a lot about upbringing.


Anyone stupid enough to think " Hey watch I can make anything funny and get a laugh outa this " should be lined up and shot to thin out the heard and hopefully raise the earth's IQ curve a few points ...

I mean no big lost , like 2 or 3 gas station attendants tops ...

upbringing ? LOL I have shared my upbringing with alot of people here , watching my dad get shot , finding my brother dead , standing right there as my uncle take 6 rounds from a 357 mag on I 25 and 19 th street exit in Denver ...Watching my Neighbors shoot each other .......Is this story any worse then a family killed in a air plane wreck ? or shooting up an old folks home ? Mall shootings ? How about just a random drive by ?

Hotrod
04-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Sure will ...



I personally could careless what any of you do ... I like many of you , You included Spider ...

But when it comes to thinking you are funny cause you can make some 12 year old wit jokes in a thread on such a topic it proves a lot about upbringing.


Anyone stupid enough to think " Hey watch I can make anything funny and get a laugh outa this " should be lined up and shot to thin out the heard and hopefully raise the earth's IQ curve a few points ...

I mean no big lost , like 2 or 3 gas station attendants tops ...

Can I request you be the one that makes such an attempt???

ludo21
04-03-2009, 03:35 PM
man this sucks. sad day for all families involved.

atomicbloke
04-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Don't you just love the second amendment?

Rohirrim
04-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Sure will ...



I personally could careless what any of you do ... I like many of you , You included Spider ...

But when it comes to thinking you are funny cause you can make some 12 year old wit jokes in a thread on such a topic it proves a lot about upbringing.


Anyone stupid enough to think " Hey watch I can make anything funny and get a laugh outa this " should be lined up and shot to thin out the heard and hopefully raise the earth's IQ curve a few points ...

I mean no big lost , like 2 or 3 gas station attendants tops ...

Sounds like you have a lot in common with whoever this shooter is. Seriously, this world is getting so ****ing crazy you have to laugh to survive. :pity:

TDmvp
04-03-2009, 03:51 PM
So , people who make sick jokes about mass murder . Fine ..

But people who make sick jokes at their expense . Not fine ...

Gotchas ... I was sorta making a play on a Bill Hicks joke .

Florida_Bronco
04-03-2009, 04:00 PM
Don't you just love the second amendment?

Give it up. Besides, this isn't the time or place for this debate.

Rohirrim
04-03-2009, 04:11 PM
Seems like something like this is happening every week. Did you see the one where the guy decapitated his little sister in front of the cops last week? I'm telling ya, mankind is going ****ing loony.

Florida_Bronco
04-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Seems like something like this is happening every week. Did you see the one where the guy decapitated his little sister in front of the cops last week? I'm telling ya, mankind is going ****ing loony.

These are tough times we are living in.

Br0nc0Buster
04-03-2009, 04:22 PM
Sounds like you have a lot in common with whoever this shooter is. Seriously, this world is getting so ****ing crazy you have to laugh to survive. :pity:

I agree with this for the most part
Not that there is anything funny with the situation, but if you take every little whacko personally you will go insane real quick.

People for the most part are not that smart, and some are just bat****

it took me a little bit to figure it out, but its just how it is

TDmvp
04-03-2009, 05:40 PM
Seems like something like this is happening every week. Did you see the one where the guy decapitated his little sister in front of the cops last week? I'm telling ya, mankind is going ****ing loony.



Yea man i seen that ... Decapitated his 5 year old sister a day after the 5 year olds birthday while they was eating cake from the party ... Killed his Sister 17 year old sister as well and a 9 year old brother called the cops before he tried killing them ... insane ...