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Originally posted by BANGINCOLOR
It's amazing how this simple story gets blown out ten different ways....."It was 3 guys, all kinds of guns......blah-blah-blah.....!!!!!"'
What I want to know is how the hell did he sneak an assault rifle into the mall. I guess it was just a matter of him taking it out of his car and just walking into the malll with it. What a sight that must have been, huh? Think people got out of his way when he walked by?
An Army recruiter was shot in the leg but was not the target of the attack, said Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, a National Guard spokesman. The recruiter was evacuated by helicopter to an Albany hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Bonelli, 24, of nearby Saugerties, was being held without bail on first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment charges, said Brian Woltman, a dispatcher for the Town of Ulster Police Department. He was arraigned early Monday in Ulster Town Court.
Lazarchik said he did not know the gunman had run out of ammunition when he dropped his weapon. After the gunman was tackled and pinned, he said it was "over" and he had no other weapons, witnesses said.
"People were walking by and yelling at him and, you know, asking him if he was crazy," Lazarchik said. "He was quiet. Very cool and calm like it was just another day at the office."
Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
Fourtunately it doesn't appear as if my first instinct of a Columbine copy cat is going to be the case.
KINGSTON, N.Y. — A man who opened fire in a crowded shopping mall with an assault weapon, wounding two, seemed to have a "lurid fascination" with the Columbine High School shooting, a prosecutor said Monday.
Police searching the suspect's room in nearby Saugerties that night found a cache of "Columbine memorabilia," Ulster County District Attorney Donald Williams told The Associated Press.
The prosecutor would not detail what sort of items were found in the house Bonelli shares with his father, but said it included media accounts and other information about the Colorado shooting spree by two students that left 15 dead on April 20, 1999.
"We may never know specifically what his intentions were, or what his motivations were," Williams said. "However, we are deeply disturbed and troubled by the recovery of Columbine memorabilia from his property."
Originally posted by steggyD
Not much I can do to help. When I moved here to NY from KY, I decided to keep my pistols with my father due to strict gun laws in NY. Yet the bad guys have guns still...
But that's besides the point. My wife is OK, she has called me on her phone, but she did hear the shots. She says it seems that noone was injured.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two friends of a man charged with shooting his way through a crowded shopping mall were arrested after authorities discovered a videotape of them detonating pipe bombs, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Police searching Bonelli's home after the shooting found a videotape depicting the manufacture and detonation of pipe bombs. The two men arrested were depicted in the videotape along with Bonelli. Kenneth Stine and Liborio Valguarnera, both 25 of Glasco, N.Y., were arrested Monday for violating federal explosive laws related to the possession of a pipe bomb, according to federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms officials.
The ATF said nine long guns, including five semiautomatic assault-style weapons, a handgun, ammunition and a pipe bomb fuse were found at Stine's house. Watzka said police have "absolutely" no knowledge that the men were going to use the weapons.
"They're not involved in the shooting on Sunday, but they are friends and acquaintances of the suspect," Watzka said.
"We actually have videotapes of them exploding explosive devices and firing weaponry, and that led us to the arrest of these two subjects," Watzka said.