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Friday, April 3, 2009
Statement from Department of Justice Regarding Federal Law Enforcement Response to Binghamton, N.Y., Shootings

WASHINGTON  - “The Department of Justice, through the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is providing federal law enforcement assistance to the Binghamton Police Department in response to the shootings in Binghamton.  The FBI’s Albany, N.Y., field office has sent hostage negotiators, an evidence response team and command post assistance.  ATF is providing seven special agents from the Syracuse and Albany field offices.  The Department will continue to provide assistance as requested in response to this rapidly developing situation.”


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