Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Newsroom Shooter Sent Threatening Letters

The alleged killer of five Capital Gazette employees mailed three threatening letters to Maryland courthouses and a law firm before Thursday’s shooting at the Annapolis newspaper, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.

According to The Washington Post, One of the letters opened Monday included a passage with a self-styled certification saying, “I further certify I then did proceed to the office of respondent Capital-Gazette Communications . . . with the objective of killing every person present,” according to the Baltimore Sun.

The existence of the letters was first reported on the websites for the Capital Gazette and the Sun, which owns the Annapolis outlet.

The letters came from suspected shooter Jarrod Ramos, Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, a county police spokeswoman, told The Washington Post on Monday night. They “were threatening in nature, but that’s all we can release right now” about their content, Davis said.

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