Court Officer, Gunman Killed At Las Vegas Federal Bldg.

Authorities in Las Vegas say a gunman opened fire this morning the lobby of a federal building, killing one court officer and wounding a second before being shot to death.

The gunfire erupted shortly after 8 a.m. and lasted for several minutes. Shots echoed around tall buildings in the area, more than a mile north of the Las Vegas Strip.

An Associated Press reporter on the eighth floor of a high-rise building within sight of the federal building heard more than 20 shots during the sustained barrage of gunfire.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the victims included a deputy U.S. marshal and a court security officer. The 65-year-old security officer died and the 48-year-old deputy marshal was hospitalized.

The FBI says the gunman died across the street shortly after the shootout. His identity and motive aren't known.

Authorities believe the shooter acted alone.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 05:19 AM
    Chris, I didn't expect a response. You have to know this is not defendable. This just tells me how worthless and weak this government is on terror, thats right, terror. The "underware" bomber almost killed 300 people over Detroit. Now, if your daughter, brother, sister or mother were on that flight would it be OK? If Obamas daughter were on the plane, Obama would have enacted new security, however, its you and me he doesn't care about. The actions of this president will come to bite him.
  • by Just Saying Location: RMNC on Jan 5, 2010 at 01:00 AM
    Then leave the commenting to people that know what they are talking about, chris.
  • by chris Location: mhc on Jan 4, 2010 at 03:05 PM
    Hey Obama Snake man I don't know were to begin! Truely..........
  • by KMJ Location: LA on Jan 4, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    Due to 'some' people voting, we are stuck with this joker for another 3 years. I hope 'some' voters next time will say home so we can get a decent person in office. Not a muslim, which I totally believe he is. Wise up 'some' people.
  • by Scooter Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 01:02 PM
    Hey Snake I think all the libs are still laying out on vacation instead of busily defending terrorist activity as freedom of speech.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    So Chris, did 911 happen? Figure this, do the terrorists hate us?....yes, do they want to kill us?....yes, you too, do you not notice this is putting a gun in the hands of a murderer? So they take hostages in Thomson to get prisoners released. OK, so you try them in NYC Fed Court, center of much of the muslim population in the country, can we go out of our way to give them the opportunity? Do we stop screening muslims going into airports.....oooppps, we just did that didn't we. Vance, no one will answer that old question for me. Why did Barry Soetore change his name to Barrack Hussein Obama? Does that sound Christian to you?
  • by Scooter Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:56 PM
    HAHAHAHA Vance you slay with OBONGA'S name. That's great! Can he really think his divine diplomacy will make them lay down their arms and not try to destroy American lives? Terrorist attacks have increased during his term because they know he will not do anything to his Muslim brothers. The state run media is just as complicit with denying the terrorist threat to the nation.
  • by Vance on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:30 AM
    Obama Snake Oil Co.We all know this and terrorism(man caused disasters) cant happen on OBONGAS watch.If terrorist took that building down in NYC OBONGA still would not get it.What a stubborn Muslim he is.
  • by chris Location: mhc on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    No OBAMA Snake oil, not even close. A better web name would be Chicken Little. The sky is falling......
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    So, did I get this right? A federal court, like the ones in NYC that will try the terrorists from Gitmo, had a gunman get into the federal Court? Wow, I can tell you the warm and fuzzy feeling I have with NYC trying the detainees.......should be no problem.....right??????

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