Federal Agent Commits Suicide In Pittsburgh Homeland Security Office

Huffington Post – by Elizabeth Daley

PITTSBURGH, Pa. June 6 (Reuters) – A federal agent shot and killed himself inside a U.S. Department of Homeland Security building in Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon, county officials said.

James McConaughy, 43, of Beaver Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:19 p.m. (2019 GMT) from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Friday.

Pittsburgh Police Department spokeswoman Sonya Toler said homicide investigators were called to the federal building on Sidney Street in the afternoon, but could not provide further details.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (Editing by Curtis Skinner and Paul Tait)


7 thoughts on “Federal Agent Commits Suicide In Pittsburgh Homeland Security Office

  1. Oh boy… what a shame….I’m glad he’s dead, but it’s a real shame that he didn’t shoot everyone else in the office first.

    We never get a mass-killing spree when we need one.

  2. Humm. Sounds a little strange to me. Maybe he knew something and was going public with it. Because he “shot himself” in the office maybe it is a message for the whole office.

  3. maybe he’s just a crappy of a shot as most cops and some how we got lucky and he helped clean up their gene pool a little

  4. One down …. How many are left? Or maybe like Paul says, he was suicided. Maybe he knew too much and was going to “blow the whistle”.
    . . .

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