Montgomery County police reported Tuesday that two men and a woman were killed in Monday afternoon's shooting at a Brookeville home.
Snyder began shooting at a home located at 2202 Brown Farm Way in Montgomery County.
Police said the suspect, Christopher Wilson Snyder, 41, fled to his house across the street. He then hung up and shot himself, police told WRC. He shot himself when police entered the house, Manger said.
Police tweeted at 5:48 p.m. that residents in the area should shelter in place.
"When they breached the front door, the suspect was on the phone with negotiators".
Authorities say the gunman, in some sort of dispute, followed his wife from their house to the house where the murder-suicide happened. He did not detail what those contacts were, but said police plan to provide more information about them in the future. The three weren't the only ones there at the time of the shooting, however. He threatened to blow up the building if police come in. Snyder also mentioned he had explosives in his house during his talks with the negotiator and hence, the police continued to search his property late into the night.
His last words over the phone were: 'Did they just break in the front door?' "At that point, officers who were outside the home heard a single gunshot". She told police she was being "held by him" over the weekend.
Police say Snyder was holding her hostage over the weekend.
According to police, there are multiple fatalities and the suspect is not in custody.
Police reportedly found "a number" of guns in the home, Manger said at the press conference.
Officials have blocked some lanes of New Hampshire Ave. and Georgia Avenue, and are urging drivers to stay away.