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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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Information emerges on ‘conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer’ who lit himself on fire outside Trump trial

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As the jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial was being finalized, Max Azzarello set himself on fire Friday afternoon outside the Manhattan courthouse. The event was caught on video by multiple media outlets, and police officers can be seen in the videos dousing Azzarello’s body with a fire extinguisher.

National Review reports on the bizarre occurrence:

Azzarello appears to be a conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer and operations manager who threw pamphlets into the air before self-immolating that directed bystanders to his Substack blog, “The Ponzi Papers.” Azzarello writes on his Substack of a supposed “totalitarian con” and identifies himself as the man who set himself on fire outside of the Trump courthouse.

Azzarello warns of what he believes to be cryptocurrency ponzi scheme being manipulated by economic elites, most notably tech billionaire Peter Thiel. He claims the government is a “secret kleptocracy” full of financial criminals and highlights The Simpsons as a tool supposedly used by elites to brainwash the American people.

His LinkedIn page features a picture of himself with former president Bill Clinton, a subject of his conspiracy theories, and lists his various marketing and operations positions in politics and tech.

 

 

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