From: Otis Willie
Subject: Source: Former FBI agent-turned-insurance executive killed two co-workers, self
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 17:21:23 EDT
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 21:21:23 GMT
Source: Former FBI agent-turned-insurance executive killed two
co-workers, self in murder-suicide near Times Square
(EXCERPT) Mon Sep 16,12:53 PM ET, by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press
NEW YORK - A former FBI ( news - web sites) agent who became an
executive at an insurance company called two co-workers into his
office Monday morning, shot them to death and then killed himself, a
source told The Associated Press.
The apparent shooter, identified as a vice president at the insurance
giant Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield who worked for the company's
fraud unit, was formerly an agent at the FBI in New Jersey, a federal
law enforcement source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The
The shooting happened at around 8:20 a.m. at Broadway near 40th
Street. The site is a temporary office leased by Blue Cross, said
Soraya Rodriguez, a company spokeswoman, who had no further details.
Kerin McCue, a news anchor at WOR-Radio, a tenant in the 25-story
building, said security officials instructed people on each floor to
remain where they were.
The front of the building and a stretch of Broadway were blocked off
with crime scene tape, preventing many people from getting to their
Margarita Pabon said she has worked in the building for three years.
"It's scary," she said. "It's seemed like a safe building."
Another worker, Jennifer Montgomery, said, "I'm concerned about
security now. It just goes to show you anything can happen anywhere."
Associated Press Writer Devlin Barrett contributed to this report.
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