Ranger injured, suspect dead in shootout at Yellowstone's Canyon Village

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Ranger injured, suspect dead in shootout at Yellowstone's Canyon Village

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Ranger injured, suspect dead in shooting at Yellowstone National Park


One person is dead and a Yellowstone National Park ranger injured following a shooting Thursday morning at Canyon Village, according to park officials.

The incident began Wednesday night and ended the morning of July 4, at Canyon Village, which is south of Tower Falls in the central part of the park in Wyoming.

The injured ranger is in "stable" condition and was flown to a nearby regional hospital, according to a park release.

The area around Canyon Village is closed as the investigation continues.

Here's full release from the park:

There was a significant law enforcement incident at Canyon Village in the central part of Yellowstone National Park overnight and this morning, July 4.
There are no active threats to the public.
Rangers responded to a report of an individual with a firearm who was making threats. When rangers contacted the individual there was an exchange of gunfire between the subject and law enforcement rangers.
The subject is deceased. We are not releasing the individual’s identity at this time.
One Yellowstone law enforcement park ranger was injured. They are in stable condition and being treated at a nearby regional hospital.
An area around the Canyon Lodge complex remains closed for the investigation.
The FBI is leading the investigation with support from National Park Service special agents.
Details around this incident are under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.



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Re: Ranger injured, suspect dead in shootout at Yellowstone's Canyon Village

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Canyon Lodge and campground are both closed at least until Monday.



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Re: Ranger injured, suspect dead in shootout at Yellowstone's Canyon Village

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It was packed around there Saturday. We didn't get any closer than the road junction to Dunraven and Norris.
That would be a change of plans.
Mark




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Re: Ranger injured, suspect dead in shootout at Yellowstone's Canyon Village

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/gunman-shot-dead-yellowstone-national-park-wanted-carry-out-july-4-mass-shooting-officials


Gunman shot dead at Yellowstone National Park wanted to carry out July 4 mass shooting: officials
Fussner was an employee of Xanterra Parks and Resorts, a private business authorized to operate in Yellowstone.


A worker who was shot dead by park rangers at Yellowstone National Park on July 4 morning had intended to carry out a mass shooting later that day, park officials have revealed.

Samson Lucas Bariah Fussner, 28, of Milton, Florida, died during an exchange of gunfire with rangers after he held a woman against her will at the park's Canyon Village complex during the early hours of July 4.

The National Park Service (NPS) says that the woman told park rangers that Fussner threatened to kill her and others, including plans to allegedly carry out a mass shooting at July 4th events outside the park. Fussner was an employee of Xanterra Parks and Resorts, a private business authorized to operate in Yellowstone.

More than 20 NPS law enforcement rangers, including the park’s special response team, found Fussner at around 8 a.m. near Canyon Lodge, which houses employees and public dining rooms – and was occupied by 200 people at the time. The complex is located in northwestern Wyoming and is popular for tourists visiting the historic park.

Fussner reportedly walked toward the service entrance of the facility while firing a semi-automatic rifle before several law enforcement rangers engaged him.

During the shootout, Fussner was shot and killed by law enforcement rangers.

In addition, one law enforcement ranger was shot in a lower extremity and was transported to hospital and has since been released.

No other injuries were reported.




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