"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 shooting
CNN Published: April 3, 2009
At 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.