At least 5 dead after shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland, suspect in custody: Police

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman confirmed multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon.

Five people are dead and several others injured from a shooting at the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, officials said. One suspect was taken into custody, officials said.

The shooting occurred shortly before noon PT at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, about 30 miles east of Washington D.C. A sheriff’s deputy has arrested a suspect near the scene, Bateman said, but the sheriff’s department has not released information on that person or whether there may be other suspects outstanding.

One crime and courts reporter from the Gazette tweeted, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

President Trump has been briefed on the shooting, said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected,” Walters said.

The Gazette is owned by The Baltimore Sun.

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