This news is just coming in and different media have different details:
NPR's Ted Robbins reports that at least one federal marshal was shot this morning at the Foley Federal Building in Las Vegas. A suspect is in custody.
The Associated Press reports that "a deputy U.S. marshal says at least two federal
marshals were shot."
The Las Vegas Sun says "two or three federal marshals" were wounded.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal says "two FBI agents have been shot."
We'll pass on more information as the story develops. Click your "refresh"button to make sure you're seeing our latest additions.
Update at 3:05 p.m. ET: Fox News Channel is now interviewing a man — identified as Nicholas Gramenos — who says he took the video that we posted earlier (scroll down) that captured the sounds of the gunshots.
Update at 1:48 p.m. ET. The AP now reports that the shooting occurred in the building's lobby and "lasted for several minutes. Shots echoed around tall buildings in the area, more than a mile north of the Las Vegas Strip. An Associated Press reporter on the eighth floor of a high-rise building within sight of the building heard more than 20 shots during the sustained barrage of gunfire."
And, according to the wire service:
The U.S. Marshals Service says the victims included a deputy U.S. marshal and a court security officer. The 48-year-old deputy marshal was hospitalized, and the 65-year-old security officer died.
It's worth noting the post we published earlier today about the Justice Department inspector general's report that warned of a rising number of threats aimed at federal judges, U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Nothing is known yet, though, about the Las Vegas killer's motivations.
Update at 1:37 p.m. ET. This video just showed up on YouTube. It's remarkable for the sound — multiple shots. Note: There is a fleeting expletive. The poster — identified as NickyFlips — says he had just left the federal building when the incident began:
Update at 1:15 p.m. ET: One of the officers has died, Rick Plummer of University Medical Center in Las Vegas has told the AP.
KLAS-TV is saying that "a court security officer has died."
Update at 12:48 p.m. ET: News outlets appear to now be in agreement. As the Sun now writes:
Two federal marshals were shot this morning at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse. ... Metro Police responded at 8:05 a.m. to the shooting, which occurred in the lobby of the federal courthouse, police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said. The U.S. Marshals Service says the victims included a deputy U.S. marshal and a court security officer. FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey says the gunman died shortly after the shootout.
Update at 12:28 p.m. ET: According to the AP, "the U.S. Marshals Service says the victims included a deputy U.S. marshal and a court security officer."
Update at 12:21 p.m. ET: The Review-Journal now says that "two federal agents were shot this morning at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, ... Las Vegas police confirmed this morning. One suspect was shot and killed, according to FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey."
Update at 12:12 p.m. ET: CNN is showing a reporter from local KTNV-TV who's saying that the suspect was killed and that two federal marshals were wounded.
Update at 12:05 p.m. ET: CNN says two federal marshals and one security guard were wounded.