Maryland newspaper says it received threats after shooting


Authorities said five people were killed and several others were "gravely injured" in the company's Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom after a gunman opened fire, acting on what the police said was a personal vendetta against one of its papers.

"At this point in time, it would start to polarise people and I don't want to make people angry", Buckley, 55, who moved to the U.S. in 1992 and has become a successful restaurant owner in Annapolis, said. Mourners carried signs that read "We are heartbroken" and "Annapolis Strong". Police said he also was armed with smoke grenades.

Robert Hiaasen, 59, was the assistant editor for news and a columnist at the paper.

Ramos eventually pleaded guilty to harassing the woman, which the newspaper reported, and from that point on Ramos launched a vendetta against the Gazette, threatening its staff online and in the courts.

Ramos was in custody Friday and scheduled for a bond hearing at 10:30 a.m.

Five people were killed in a shooting inside the newsroom at the Capital Gazette, one of America's oldest newspapers, in Annapolis, Maryland.

WUSA-TV in Washington reported police surrounded Ramos' home in Laurel as they prepared search warrants.

The woman who was harassed by Ramos told WBAL TV in Baltimore that she warned an ex-police officer years ago that Ramos would be the "next mass shooter".

The man charged with the attack, Jarrod Ramos, sued the newspaper in 2012 for defamation, then took his criticism to social media after his lawsuit was dismissed.

The Capital Gazette published its newspaper The Capital as normal Friday after reporters covered the shooting from a nearby parking garage.

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He said police didn't have knowledge that the gunman was targeting anyone in particular and can't confirm whether the suspect knew employees at the paper or just targeted the publication.

Phil Davis, the paper's crime reporter, hid under his desk while the shootings took place.

The attack came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the "fake news media" from politicians and others from President Donald Trump on down.

"That door is never locked from the inside out", he said, "And as soon as that happened it signaled to me, 'OK, this is intentional". Among the names listed below it is the Baltimore Sun Media Group's editor-in-chief and publisher, Trif Alatzas.

"Journalists covering their own communities are vulnerable to violent attack".

"I'm a police reporter".

The account went silent from January 2016 until Thursday, just before the shooting at the newsroom.An archived version of a website under Ramos' name featured court documents as well as messages apparently signed by Ramos as recently as 2014.

A statement of probable cause obtained Friday by The Associated Press says surveillance video captured Thursday's events at the Capital Gazette.

"These guys, they don't make a lot of money".