Tags: cop | killed | west | virginia

Ex-cop Killed in West Virginia Federal Building Gun Battle

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 11:44 PM

 

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
A former police officer armed with an assault rifle opened fire on the Federal Building in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Wednesday, before being shot dead when security officers returned fire, authorities said.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Thomas Piccard of Bridgeport fired more than 20 shots into the building in downtown Wheeling before he was fatally shot through the torso in the return of fire.

U.S. Marshal Alex Neville said the motive for the shooting remained unclear. The FBI is leading an investigation into the incident, with assistance from the State Police.

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register website reported that Piccard was a Wheeling officer for a number of years but resigned from the department in July 2000.

He positioned himself in a parking lot across the street from the Federal Building and opened fire shortly before 3 p.m., the website reported, citing witnesses.

Three security guards at the Federal Building also received minor injuries consistent with breaking glass. They were treated and released from a local hospital, it noted.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ring Leader of Bell, Calif. Corruption Scheme Gets 12 Years

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:03 AM

The former city manager of Bell, California, who ran a public corruption scheme that bilked the blue-collar community ou . . .

Ohio Out-of-State Gay Marriage Ban in Effect During Appeal

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 09:57 AM

Ohio's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states will stay in effect until its constitutionality is resolv . . .

GOP Eyes a Sebelius Candidacy to Boosts Its Coffers

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 06:49 AM

The GOP would relish the chance to exploit a candidacy by outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved