"Hostage negotiators and a Vietnamese Interpreter are on the scene."[News Radio 1330]
The suspect was described as an Asian male in his 20s, between 5-feet 8-inches and 6 feet tall, wearing a bright green nylon jacket and dark-rimmed glasses.Broome Community College Assistant Professor Tuong Hung Nguyen was asked to work with police to communicate with the shooter. Nguyen is fluent in Vietnamese.[Page 2 of a two page item in a local paper]
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: At least 13 dead in Binghampton shootingCNN Published: April 3, 2009At least four people were killed today when a man opened fire at in immigration center in upstate New York.Several law enforcement agencies now have the American Civic Association in Binghamton surrounded.This is ongoing situation and reports are mixedâ€¦But, local media describe the suspect as an Asian male and say he may have opened fire during a citizenship test.In addition to the four people killedâ€”at least a dozen people have been woundedâ€”and as many as 40 people have been taken hostage.