ANNAPOLIS, Md. —
An active shooter has been reported at the building that houses the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis Thursday afternoon.
The incident was reported at 888 Bestgate Road.
Authorities are asking people in the area to shelter in place as a precaution.
Police are going floor by floor to ensure the building is secure.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Baltimore office is responding to the incident.
At least ten people have been shot in a building housing the Capital-Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, Annapolis police said.
Annapolis Police Lt. Timothy Seipp said there had been an “active shooter” at the building and that a subject is in custody.
Police were searching the building for any other possible suspects.
Seipp said there was a preliminary reports that the subjects were injured, but that the extent of their injuries was not immediately available.
Phil Davis, a Gazette reporter, said that multiple people had been shot. Police did not immediately respond to requests for further information.
Police were also at The Baltimore Sun newsroom in Baltimore. Police said there was no threat on the Sun, and that their presence was a precaution.
There has been multiple threats to journalists around the world and clearly here in the United States,
According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, of which the Radio Television Digital News Assocaition is a founding partner, there were 44 physical attacks on journalists throughout the United States in 2017. Thirty journalists were attacked while covering civil unrest — in Charlottesville, St. Louis, Berkeley, at Standing Rock, on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. and in other cities. Two were attacked by politicians — in Montana and Alaska.
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