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More Shots Fired at Marine Corps Museum

More Shots Fired at Marine Corps Museum

Shots were fired a second time at National Museum of the Marine Corps, the FBI says. [AP]

October 29, 2010

TRIANGLE, Va. – Shots were fired at the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, the FBI tells WTOP.

The FBI’s evidence team and the Prince William County Police are on the scene investigating.

Prince William County Police spokeswoman First Sgt. Kim Chinn says multiple shots were fired sometime after the museum closed Thursday night.

The FBI says it was called to the scene early Friday.

The museum is closed Friday.

A Pentagon spokesman says security has not been changed at the Pentagon. There are no changes to military protocol for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

This is the fourth time a Marine Corps-related facility has been targeted.

Friday morning’s report of shots fired follows the announcement that the prior bullets shot at the museum, along with the shootings at the Pentagon and a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va. were all fired from the same gun.

No one was injured in any of the shootings.

Security for the Marine Corp Marathon on Sunday will be beefed up. The course of the marathon has changed because of construction projects.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein is headed to the scene. You can follow Neal on Twitter. The Associated Press contributed to this story.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)


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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Disgruntled "grunt". Check the recent discharges.

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    nrp5hgwedf

    over 3 years ago

    0 Comments

    A U.S. Marine with a grudge may be behind a series of shootings at government targets in Washington, officials said Friday. The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., became a target Thursday night for the second time, The Washington Post reported. The FBI said its agents are working on the assumption the same person is behind that shooting and three earlier ones. The agency said Thursday the same gun was used to fire at the museum and the Pentagon Oct. 17 and 19, and this Tuesday at an empty recruiting office in Chantilly, Va. At a Washington news conference Friday, FBI officials said the gunman should surrender to authorities. They did not give details on why they believe the shooter is likely to be a Marine. Museum employees found bullet holes in a window Friday morning. The shooting occurred while the museum was closed overnight. Gwenn Adams, a spokeswoman, said the museum was shut down for the day while investigators examine the scene. She said it was expected to reopen Saturday morning.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    WELL SAID rOBOCOP...

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    beejac

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Robocop33 and aussie4 both cover the subject well. If this nut job keeps sniping, he may find out what SEMPER FI ! means.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Well said Robocop!

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Bump! Robocop33!!!!! and aussie4 I agree with the "No former Marine" My son is active duty Marine SEMPER FI!
    Locate this NUTJOB and send him over to the Boys that he is Dishonoring.....

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    gheil

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    I with csp1195ret... There's a sniper school down the road in Quantico. On the job training.

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    avictor, there is no such animal as a former Marine, I am a Retired Marine and yes still a Marine, and I dont agree with your jumping to the conclusion the bad guy here is a Marine. Besides were it a Marine he would be hitting the many moving targets that present themselves to a well trained Marine. OOHRAH!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10934 Comments

    Gotta agree with all who've said this is somebody with a grudge. The appropriate punsihment for the POS when he's caught ?? Twenty minutes alone in a jail cell with 10 Marines !!!

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    Hbryant188

    over 3 years ago

    594 Comments

    Agreed avictor. Gotta be a former military member.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46218 Comments

    I like the sniper idea.

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    avictor

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    I'd look for a disgruntled former Marine in this crime.
    I doubt it would occur to the average dirt bag a museum has any value worth shooting up.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    PUT A SNIPER T OUT THERE ONE SHOT ONE KILL. , SITUATION HANDLED

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I think they should let the Marines handle this one.

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    Tank117

    over 3 years ago

    416 Comments

    SupercopB you may want to watch your tongue around here before you get your butt into a big messy place while you shake your head tryn to figure out what just happend....

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