WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed in a shooting on Monday outside Washington, D.C., where the suspect took his own life after he barricaded himself inside his home, police said.
Christopher Snyder, 41, shot and killed the three adults inside a neighbour’s house in Brookeville, Maryland, about 25 miles north of the U.S. capital, on Monday afternoon, police said.
His wife fled to the neighbour’s house after he held her over the weekend in their own home across the street, Montgomery County Department of Police Chief Thomas Manger said during a news conference.
Three adults, including Snyder’s wife, escaped the shooting, he said.
After the shooting, Snyder went back to his house where he barricaded himself inside during an hours-long standoff with police. He shot himself when police entered the house, Manger said.
Authorities were searching Snyder’s home after he told police that he had explosives, Manger said.
Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by G Crosse and Sam Holmes