- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A man shot and wounded two people at a Brooklyn iron works on Monday after showing up there unannounced and asking for a job, then killed himself, police said.

Police said the shooter had no connection to the business and had no obvious motive to open fire there. He later barricaded himself in a back office and caused a bomb scare before committing suicide.

The two-hour standoff began at about 11:20 a.m. when employees, after hearing the man ask about a job, directed him to an office. Without warning, he shot one worker in the stomach, then wounded another with a second volley of bullets, police said.

After the man retreated to the office, policed tried to negotiate his surrender. At one point, he threw out what appeared to be a homemade bomb with a fuse - later determined to be inert - before eventually shooting himself in the head, police said.

The victims were hospitalized in stable condition.



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