Federal Building Suspect's Note Forces Community Evacuation - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Federal Building Shooting Suspect's Note Forces Bridgeport Community Evacuation

Posted: Updated:
Bullet holes can be seen at the federal building in Wheeling. Bullet holes can be seen at the federal building in Wheeling.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
    Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:06:28 GMT
    Yonts and McGee face several chargesYonts and McGee face several charges
    Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County.
    Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County.
  • Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:46:27 GMT
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
BRIDGEPORT, Ohio -
After the shooting incident in Wheeling at the federal building, a community was placed on lockdown across the river in Belmont County on Wednesday.

This secondary scene was at the home of the shooter, located in the Presidential Estates Trailer Park in Bridgeport. The entire trailer park was evacuated, with law enforcement on hand, keeping people out of the area at Railroad Street and Brookview Drive.

Ethan Morgan, a resident of the Presidential Estates Trailer Park, explained what happened:
"The man that went down in Wheeling and shot the federal office lived here in the trailer park in the 3rd street, not two from me," he said. "Apparently he left a note on the front door of his house, saying that he was going to war, and they feel there was a bomb inside the trailer park."

Authorities blocked off the area and called in the Columbus Bomb Squad. The squad arrived after 7 p.m. Residents were allowed to return to their homes at 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Piccard's neighbors said he recently revealed to them that he had stomach cancer. The investigation continues.