A troubled student whose disappearance prompted the week long closure of the Washington College campus in Maryland was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday in Pennsylvania, police said.
Jacob Marberger, 19, was a sophomore at the small college in Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The school was closed Monday after his parents reported that he had a gun and they were unable to reach him. College officials initially planned to resume classes the next day, but after receiving new information from law enforcement, they opted to keep the campus closed until after the Thanksgiving break.
Marberger’s body was found Saturday afternoon at a picnic area at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pennsylvania, according to Pennsylvania state police, who said he fatally shot himself. The sport-utility vehicle he had been driving was found with him, police said.
Marberger had been wanted on four charges after authorities said he displayed an antique gun at his fraternity house last month. He was kicked out of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity last week, and on Sunday he resigned his position as speaker of the senate in the college’s student government.
Officials at the private liberal arts college, which has about 1,450 students, stressed that Marberger had not made any known threats to the campus or students. The decision to close was made amid heightened concerns about campus violence.
Whether or not his campaign is successful, the Republican billionaire will have a presence on the street where America’s president lives. Trump is currently building a Washington, D.C., hotel about a half mile from the White House. When Yahoo News visited his New York City office on Tuesday afternoon, he was discussing the property with one of his closest advisers, his daughter Ivanka.
Trump’s D.C. hotel isn’t scheduled to open until next year in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion. Yet, in his characteristic way, Trump has already made his presence felt in the nation’s capital. Outside the construction site, there’s a massive billboard that reads “COMING 2016: TRUMP.” With the candidate in the midst of shaking up the Republican presidential primary race, this advertisement and its potential double meaning has attracted quite a bit of attention.
“It’s kind of phenomenal, right?” Ivanka said of the sign. “We were joking it’s probably the only project on Pennsylvania that’s ever been ahead of schedule and under budget. … We’ll keep it that way. A few months to go.”
The suspected Islamic State mastermind of the Paris attacks was among those killed in a police raid north of the capital, France confirmed on Thursday, bringing an end to the hunt for Europe’s most wanted man.
Authorities said they had identified the mangled corpse of Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud from fingerprints in the aftermath of Wednesday’s raid and gunbattle in which at least two people died including a female suicide bomber.
“The spider in the web is no longer a danger,” Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens said, calling it a “breakthrough”.
The body had been found riddled with holes amid the wreckage in the aftermath of Wednesday’s raid, Paris’s prosecutor said in a statement. The prosecutor later added that it was unclear whether Abaaoud had detonated a suicide belt.