Three people have reportedly been shot dead at the Columbia Machine manufacturing plant in Smithsburg, Maryland, on Thursday.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said it was called to Bikle Road, Smithsburg, at around 2.30pm on Wednesday to reports of a shooting.
It said “multiple victims” had been wounded, without providing further information, and that the suspect was “no longer a threat to the community”.
“This is a rapidly evolving incident and we will release information as we are able.”
Fox35 reported that three people had been confirmed to have died, citing authorities.
“We are actively monitoring the mass shooting in Smithsburg right now, and our office is in contact with officials on the ground,” tweeted local Congressman David Trone just before 3pm.
“If you’re local, please stay away from the area as law enforcement responds.”
Smithsburg is situation about 120kms (75 miles) west of Baltimore. Columbia Machine,
According to its website, Columbia Smithsburg manufactures, repairs and services moulds.