April 29 Police in North Carolina said Tuesday that a shooting in the northwestern town of Boone killed five people, including the suspect. Police said the suspect had a large arsenal of weapons and might be considering an attack in public.
According to the Associated Press, North Carolina’s Votoga County Police Department said on the 29th morning, the county Boone Town, a resident’s employer reported that he was absent from work and unable to get in touch, police sent two officers to the resident’s residence to check the situation. After entering the residence, two police officers were shot by members of the house.
After that, police reinforcements rushed to the scene of the incident and engaged in a 13-hour standoff with the suspect. Police rescued a police officer in the standoff, died after being taken to hospital, and another officer was unable to be rescued during the confrontation and died in his home. The suspect eventually blew himself up.
Police say the suspect is 32-year-old Isaac Alton Barnes, who is also suspected of shooting his parents.
Vottoga County Sheriff Ryan Hagmann said the suspect’s parents had expressed concern about his possession of a large number of weapons, USA Today reported.
Police said a large number of weapons were found in the suspect’s home, and police believe the suspect was planning an attack on ordinary people.
The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.