Friday, July 28, 2006

Breaking news: 1 dead, 5 injured at Jewish Federation in Seattle

Laura Mansfield has the goods here.

Allah has superb coverage (as usual) at HotAir

Check the for more.

According to the Seattle Times, a man got through security at the Jewish Federation and told staff members, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting, according to Amy Wasser-Simpson, the vice president for planning and community services for the Jewish Federation.

At 4:03 p.m. police got a 911 call, saying one or two people had been shot. At one point the suspect himself called police and told them he had hostages.

Several witnesses said they saw a man walk up to the entrance of the building and shoot a woman in the leg. The man then walked into the building and made it up to the roof.
Witnesses said they heard one shot while the man was on the roof. The man then went back inside and witnesses said they heard several more shots.

It sounds like there was a delay between the when the first victim was shot and when the rest were shot. I keep thinking that having law abiding citizens armed with simple, affordable sidearms could have saved people here.

Its also possible that the agency formerly known as the INS could help out here too, but we don't know enough about the suspect yet.



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