Trump lowers flags for journalists killed in Maryland

Candles representing the slain journalists of Capital Gazette sit on display during a candlelight vigil held near the Capital Gazette the day after a gunman killed five people inside the newspaper’s building in Annapolis Md

Gazette Shooting Suspect Barricaded Exit to Prevent Escape

Buckley said Monday afternoon he was informed by Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes of the decision turning down the mayor's request.

Trump has ordered flags to be lowered following other mass shootings, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland state flags to be flown at half-staff from Friday through Monday.

Ramos, is being held without bond on five counts of murder, accused of barricading a back exit to the newsroom before blasting through the front door of its office with a shotgun and killing five of the 11 employees who were there about 3 p.m. Thursday.

Then the piece took a darker turn as they described an ugly side to the aftermath of the shooting - calling attention to the fact that it was preceded by President Donald Trump stating the press is "an enemy of the people".

The Maryland newspaper where five people were killed by a gunman last week said it received death threats and emails celebrating the shooting following the attack.

Last week's shooting has been dubbed one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in USA history, with five employees being killed in the Maryland newsroom.

Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette crime reporter, recounted how he was hiding under his desk along with other newspaper employees when the shooter stopped firing, the Capital Gazette reported on its website.


A spokesman for Anne Arundel County Police Department confirmed to Newsweek by email that the three letters were sent to the recipients above.

Attendees at the "celebration of life" on Monday said they would remember Hiaasen for how he lived, rather than the way he died senselessly at the hands of a gunman. He said he considered lowering flags on his own, but made a decision to follow protocol.

Tom Marquardt, the former editor and publisher of the Capital Gazette, told ABC News last week he first "crossed paths" with Ramos in 2012 when the newspaper wrote a story about the now alleged suspect in connection with a stalking case.

"Obviously, I'm disappointed. Is there a cutoff for tragedy?"

His statement said: "Our nation shares the sorrow of those affected by the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland". The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset today.

A woman whose harassment by Jarrod Ramos led to his vendetta against the Capital Gazette says she immediately panicked when she learned of the shooting that killed five people at the paper.

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