Tags: cop | killed | west | virginia

Ex-cop Killed in West Virginia Federal Building Gun Battle

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 11:44 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  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:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> 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

Paramount Pictures Withdraws Controversial Movie Poster, Issues Apology

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 15:06 PM

The Australian arm of Paramount Pictures apologized for posting an offensive movie poster for the upcoming release of it . . .

F-35 Fighter Jet: Most Expensive Weapons Program Ever

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 14:43 PM

A new analysis of the F-35 fighter jet shows it's not only the most expensive warplane ever. Once the engines are added, . . .

Stephen Colbert Launches Fake Sarah Palin Website

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 14:27 PM

If you want to tune in to former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's new telev . . .

Most Commented

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