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BREAKING: Multiple People Shot Before Trooper Disrupts Shooting Rampage At Maryland Business

Smithsburg, MD – A Maryland state trooper shot an “active shooter” on Thursday afternoon after he shot and killed multiple people inside a manufacturing plant in western Maryland and part of the gunfight was captured on video.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to reports of an active shooter at Columbia Machine, located in the 12900 block of Bikle Road, at about 2:30 p.m. on June 9, WRC reported.

The sheriff’s department said a Maryland State Police trooper engaged the suspect in a gunfight and killed him.

WRC reported there were “multiple fatalities” at the scene, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Part of the gunfight was captured on cell phone video and posted to social media by a witness.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No information regarding his identity or medical condition has been released, WRC reported.

Officials said the state trooper sustained minor injuries in the altercation.

The manufacturing facility where the shootings occurred is located in a rural part of the state about 75 miles from Washington, DC, WRC reported.

Sheriff’s officials said in a statement that the scene was still active but there was no longer a threat to the community.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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