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Updates on investigation into shooting near military base in Maryland: 2 injured, suspect dead

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The Frederick Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred near Fort Detrick in Frederick Tuesday morning.

Two people were shot and the suspect was confronted, shot and killed by authorities at the military base, according to local reports. The shooting took place at a business in Riverside Tech Park.

One of the victims is expected to be released Wednesday, according to reports.

The U.S. Navy later confirmed that the deceased suspect was Navy hospital corpsman Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet and identified the two victims as Navy sailors.

There is no active threat to the area at this time and local lockdowns have been lifted, police said during a news conference Tuesday morning.

A press briefing is expected at 2:30 local time.

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50-Foot Christmas Tree Outside Fox News Set on Fire by 49yr Old Homeless Man

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Just before 12:15 am Wednesday morning, an arsonist set fire to the 50-foot tree in front of Fox News’ Midtown headquarters on 6th avenue. The suspect, a 49-year-old with three prior arrests, was quickly caught and taken into custody.

The man has two previous arrests for drug possession and one for public intoxication. The motive is unclear, and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said detectives are looking into whether mental illness was a factor.

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The suspect accused of setting the News Corp. Christmas tree on fire is taken into custody by the NYPD.

“The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, who is homeless, with a last known address in Brooklyn” reports ABC 7 New York. Police said the suspect climbed up “the metal superstructure” underneath the artificial tree and lit papers he had brought with him on fire, then shoved the papers into the tree structure.

He then climbed down and watched from the street level as it burned, and he was spotted by building security who pointed the man out to police officers posted in nearby Rockefeller Center,” reports ABC.

A lighter was found in his possession, and he has been charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, arson, criminal nuisance, endangering others, criminal trespass, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct.

Fox says it will rebuild the tree, which took more than 21 hours to assemble and consisted of 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights.

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