Suspect dead, 2 critically injured in Maryland shooting

Suspect dead, 2 critically injured in Maryland shooting

Petty Officer 3rd Class Fantahun Woldesenbet shot and critically wounded two sailors working at a site outside of Fort Detrick, Md., on Tuesday morning before military police shot and killed him for breaching a gate at the Army base and pulling out a weapon.

Police are expected to provide an update at 10:30 a.m. local time. Officials at Fort Detrick confirmed those details through a statement on the facilities' Facebook page.

According to Chief Lando, personnel on the base shot and killed the 38-year-old.

"One of the victims who was wounded entered our facility looking for help and we were able to assist and call the authorities", said Mutschler, who is based in NY. Fort Detrick's public affairs office didn't immediately respond to calls and an email seeking comment.

The Navy said on Twitter that the unidentified shooter was a Navy hospital corpsman.

"It wasn't that long after he came through the gate" that the shooter was stopped, Hill said.

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Fort Detrick is home to the military's flagship biological defense laboratory and several federal civilian biodefense labs.

"When these incidents happen in other places, you're always grateful that it's not your community", O'Connor added.

Police cordoned off Woldesenbet's garden-style apartment building in Frederick City, a few miles from the site of the shooting. "And today it did".

Talley said investigators will determine as much as they can, including why the suspect went back to the base.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story mistakenly identified Fort Detrick as a Naval base.

Lando called the shootings "very tragic". "And now it's happening in our backyards".

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