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Shots Fired Inside Wilmington Courthouse; Several Injured (Delaware)
WPVI ^ | Monday, February, 11, 2013

Posted on 02/11/2013 6:02:51 AM PST by kristinn

There are reports of several injuries after gunfire erupted inside the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington, Delaware Monday morning.

The shooting happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the court house, located at 500 N King Street.

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Unconfirmed reports of four wounded, one dead in shooting in lobby of building.
1 posted on 02/11/2013 6:03:00 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

But that’s a Gun-Free Zone . . ???


2 posted on 02/11/2013 6:05:23 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: All
From WBOC-TV via Facebook:

News out of northern Delaware: a Wilmington police spokesman says three people were shot at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington and a male suspect is in custody. According to police, two women and a man were shot early Monday and that the man was a security person. The condition of the three people who were shot is not yet known.

3 posted on 02/11/2013 6:11:02 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Here we go again? I hope not.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 6:11:54 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud
Hmmm....

VP Biden holding gun violence roundtable in Philadelphia w/ police officials shortly. The Wilmington chief was among scheduled participants

5 posted on 02/11/2013 6:15:33 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

FoxNews reporting now....

shots fired, several injured, people still inside the building ...

news crew on the way to the scene...

...

developing


6 posted on 02/11/2013 6:17:32 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

news crew on the way to the scene...”

...yep. Gotta see to it that masses understand the importance of gun control!


7 posted on 02/11/2013 6:22:38 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: kristinn

The LAPD on the hunt for Dorner in a Wilmington courthouse? - seems pretty far afield.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:22 AM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: albie

Yup, when seconds count, the police are minutes away even in the court house.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 6:26:22 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: kristinn

fyi -

The same WPVI never utter a peep about Dorner or his Manifesto.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 6:26:30 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: kristinn

You have to go through metal detectors to get into a DE Courthouse.

So, how did this happen?

An incident that plays into the hands of gun grabber Gov. Jack Markell, AG Beau Biden, and the Vice Nutcase Joe Biden.

Good thing there were good guys with guns around.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 6:29:02 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: kristinn

So, who had a divorce hearing there this morning?


12 posted on 02/11/2013 6:39:41 AM PST by bgill
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To: umgud
Here we go again? I hope not.

Yeah. The hits just keep on coming...

13 posted on 02/11/2013 6:39:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Bedford Forrest

Nice one..


14 posted on 02/11/2013 6:40:17 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: albie

lone shooter dead

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/category/239150/watch-fox-29-news-live-online?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

https://twitter.com/search?q=Wilmington%20courthouse&src=typd

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=cwp&ctid=313


15 posted on 02/11/2013 6:42:59 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: kristinn
Interesting....Yesterday I was thinking about the "Patriot" who was mugged to death in Wilmington and found at a dumpsite...The one most responsible for the Vietnam Memorial..

I just can't think of his name right now. It was such a sad ending for this wonderful, brilliant gentleman.

Perhaps we will find that this is somehow connected and justice would finally be served.

16 posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

Hmmmmm indeed! Whatta coinkydink.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:48 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Sacajaweau

You mean John Wheeler?


18 posted on 02/11/2013 6:51:05 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2
Yes....John aka Jack Wheeler.

My heart really bled for him and his family.

19 posted on 02/11/2013 6:52:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bgill

Could be...one of those shot was the shooters (now dead) wife.

FOX reporting five taken to the hospital. Police or security folk took out the shooter.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 6:55:17 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: mbarker12474
The FOX 29 (Philly area) reporter “It doesn't matter which sign of the gun debate you are on...people are saying enough is enough...” Some of the news readers are lost once they can't read a script.
21 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:36 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: kristinn

Obama creates a government that ignores the law and does not enforce it equally. What happens when this has happened in the past?

People do it their own way.

Until all Governments (State & Fed) start respecting the law, and begin writing laws that respect the rights of the people, this will only get worse.

And it’s going to get a lot worse over the next 5 years.

We saw this stuff in the 90’s, but it will be worse this time.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 7:06:30 AM PST by Noamie
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To: exit82

Sounds as if it happened pre-security.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 7:11:44 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I am really suspicious of that manifesto.

While he was raised in LA, he went to college at Southern Utah University, aka “BYU South”, an ultraconservative school of mostly Mormons, with mandatory prayer and signed student pledges against drinking liquor. Located in a very rural area where there is no fun to be had.

He majored in Political Science, and minored in Psychology, and graduated.

Then in the Navy, he was in units not particularly known for their liberal views. Underwater port security, where if they aren’t supposed to be there, you kill them; and Riverine operations, aka “gunboats”, most likely in Iraq, people who also get shot at and shoot back a lot.

Then he went to the hyperliberal and corrupt LAPD, where he got into trouble, first for thumping a neo-Nazi in the police academy, and then for reporting another officer for stomping a schizophrenic with severe dementia.

Why does he not sound very liberal to me? But as a psychology student, he would know that whatever he wrote would be deeply embarrassing to whoever he mentioned, and that dumbass liberals would embrace it anyway, which the public would note.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 7:12:51 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: kristinn

Another liberal on drugs with a gun. Also another reason for the king to take our guns.


25 posted on 02/11/2013 7:37:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: kristinn

Prayers sent.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 7:41:48 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: kristinn

Obama’s plan continues apace.


27 posted on 02/11/2013 7:46:45 AM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: mbarker12474; All

latest via link you put up is 3 dead

>>Two women have been pronounced dead, authorities said during a 9 a.m. news conference. One of the women is the wife of the suspect. The gunman is dead although it is not clear if he was shot or suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The gunman, according to a law enforcement source, is named David Matusiewicz. He was in his mid 40’s and has three children. He was in court for a child support modification hearing.

It said lobby, maybe there’s a part where you go in and there’s some space just outside of metal detector? I know I had jury duty once in MA and the metal detector is just before you go on but there may be a small section outside of it, and poss. it could have happened there?


28 posted on 02/11/2013 7:58:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: ConservativeStatement

exactly as I just said in a post, there may be a small section in lobby BEFORE the metal detector. pre-security as you say


29 posted on 02/11/2013 8:00:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

In Wilmington, the screening used to be done right at the entrance. Don’t know now, as I haven’t been called to jury duty for years. One report says he was a security guard, which would explain how he had a gun.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 8:04:26 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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more from twitchy—Lawyer on scene describes it.

http://twitchy.com/2013/02/11/lawyer-on-scene-at-wilmington-courthouse-shooting-provides-harrowing-live-tweet-report/


31 posted on 02/11/2013 8:21:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: bgill

Are we now going national with EVERY shooting? Chicago alone would take up the news every day.


32 posted on 02/11/2013 8:34:56 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

33 posted on 02/11/2013 8:40:44 AM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: kristinn

I can’t believe that in the state of Delaware they allow guns inside courthouses. If only they were smart enough to have tougher gun control laws there.


34 posted on 02/11/2013 9:06:51 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: kristinn

I’ve been there more than once.


35 posted on 02/11/2013 9:09:46 AM PST by EEGator
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To: NTHockey

Hussein Head response teams are being mobilized now to maximize “political capital”.


36 posted on 02/11/2013 9:14:55 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“Are we now going national with EVERY shooting?”

I’ve said that since Ct. Unlike when Big Media quits after reporting only two or three hot car baby deaths a summer, they appear to have been given the green light to report ALL shootings, unless obviously done by “groups of youths” or in Chicago.


37 posted on 02/11/2013 9:19:51 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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Who is David Matusiewicz?

- Here is Joe Biden with the plagiarized story...


38 posted on 02/11/2013 9:28:11 AM PST by devolve ( -------- -- --It is not where Obama was born that is the problem - it is where he's living now--)
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To: kristinn

Thought courthouses had the airport-style metal detectors. If Wilmington had one, how did this one get through?


39 posted on 02/11/2013 9:34:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: BipolarBob
But that’s a Gun-Free Zone . . ???

Why would you post that when this is a courthouse where there are trained and armed security people there?

40 posted on 02/11/2013 10:05:20 AM PST by NJRES100
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To: raccoonradio

Lawyer on scene describing shooting attacks NRA...

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@k0diak314 Yes. Because I'm angry at what gun culture is doing to my country. Please keep trolling me #NRA. I won't shut up.

41 posted on 02/11/2013 10:22:02 AM PST by kcvl
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I agree with you. Its like this guy picked every current hot topic button of the left and has garnered support out of thin air where none fully existed before.


42 posted on 02/11/2013 11:18:40 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: kristinn

Judge Sentences Defendant David Matusiewicz to 48 Months’ Imprisonment on International Parental Kidnapping and Bank Fraud Counts

U.S. Attorney’s Office
December 10, 2009 District of Delaware
(302) 573-6277

David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that David Matusiewicz, age 42, formerly of Middletown, was sentenced today by United States District Court Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet to 48 months of imprisonment and a five-year term of supervised release. Mr. Matusiewicz had previously pled guilty on September 3, 2009 to one count of bank fraud and one count of international parental kidnapping.

According to documents filed in court and statements made during the proceedings, in August 2007, Mr. Matusiewicz obtained a $249,000 home equity line of credit from WSFS Bank, a federally insured financial institution, through fraud. Mr. Matusiewicz was informed by the bank that both he and his ex-wife, C.M., were required to sign various closing documents in order for this line of credit to be approved by WSFS Bank. On August 15, 2007, Mr. Matusiewicz arranged to meet with a WSFS bank representative at Mr. Matusiewicz’s office, in order to sign the closing documents. Mr. Matusiewicz did not tell the bank representative, who believed that the defendant and his ex-wife were still married, that the two were in fact divorced. Instead, Mr. Matusiewicz signed the closing documents and falsely and fraudulently indicated that C.M. was in another room at the office, when in fact C.M. was not present in the office that day. Mr. Matusiewicz then left the room, and later returned, presenting the bank representative with the closing documents, on which he had forged or caused to be forged C.M.’s signature and initials. After obtaining the approximately $249,000 in funds regarding the home equity line of credit, Mr. Matusiewicz transferred those funds to an overseas bank account in New Zealand.

Days after committing the above-described fraud, Mr. Matusiewicz kidnapped his three children, L.M., L.M. and K.M. and removed them from the United States. Mr. Matusiewicz, along with his mother, traveled with the children in a motor home through Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Federal and State of Delaware law enforcement authorities, including the New Castle County Police Department, the United States Marshal’s Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of State, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, the United States Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs, and law enforcement officers in Australia, New Zealand and Nicaragua, then participated in a 19-month investigation to locate the defendant and his children and to investigate the defendant’s crimes.

In March 2009, deputy United States Marshals from the District of Delaware located and arrested the defendant in Nicaragua and reunited the children with their mother. Among other documents found on the defendant’s person or in the motor home at the time of his arrest were numerous false identification documents containing his and his children’s pictures—including false Social Security cards and false passports.

United States Attorney David C. Weiss said: “The Court’s sentence of 48 months’ imprisonment recognizes the very serious nature of the defendant’s crimes. In defrauding WSFS Bank of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, the defendant caused significant financial harm to the bank and to his ex-wife. But by kidnapping his three children and in taking them across international borders, the defendant did even more long-lasting damage—he robbed the children of 19 months of a normal, healthy childhood and exposed them to continuing psychological harm. The court’s significant sentence is also important, because it makes clear that the abduction of our children—particularly across international boarders that can be sometimes difficult for law enforcement to navigate—brings with it serious consequences in the federal criminal legal system.”

The case was principally investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Castle County Police Department, and the United States Marshal’s Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Burke.

http://www.fbi.gov/baltimore/press-releases/2009/ba121009b.htm


43 posted on 02/11/2013 11:31:15 AM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: raccoonradio

Big Media is saying it happened before check-in and assure us that “This is not a random shooting” — so they don’t want this added to the leftist laundry list.

And they won’t release names, so he must be a Hussein Head and/or protected class, as well as his victims.

Nothing to see here today, sayeth Big Media.


44 posted on 02/11/2013 11:38:49 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: raccoonradio

Thanks for the name. The Hussein Head media must not have been clearance yet on the article I read.


45 posted on 02/11/2013 11:40:23 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: DaveTesla

The guy sounds stupid. He couldn’t fly to New Zealand? I know that he would have had to do it quickly before being found out, but that seems a better plan than driving down through Central America. He sounds like a creep. Of course we have no idea what the wife is like. The 3 kids are now without parents. Sad story.


46 posted on 02/11/2013 11:43:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: napscoordinator

The better question is,
What is he doing out of prison?

4 years plus 5 years parole.
Hardly 3 years after being busted by the F.B.I. and he is down shooting up the courthouse.


47 posted on 02/11/2013 11:51:38 AM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: napscoordinator

The better question is,
What is he doing out of prison?

4 years plus 5 years parole.
Hardly 3 years after being busted by the F.B.I. and he is down shooting up the courthouse.


48 posted on 02/11/2013 11:51:46 AM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Sacajaweau; UCANSEE2

I still check for updates on Jack Wheeler, but there’s never any news. Like it never happened.


49 posted on 02/11/2013 12:01:02 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: ScottinVA

Probably happened in an area of lobby before you get to metal detectors. I don’t want to give anyone any ideas but I know of an airport where you walk in past a bunch of car rental agencies and airline ticket booths. You go up an escalator where there’s a food court, etc. It’s only just outside of THERE that the TSA does their business with metal detectors, because beyond that are the gates. So anyone could carry a gun into the aforementioned areas and it’s only when you want to go to the gates that you see security (and have to show ID, boarding pass, etc.)—I would think airport security would be visible in the other areas, yes, but in terms of metal detectors...


50 posted on 02/11/2013 12:02:02 PM PST by raccoonradio
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