New York Police Chief of Department James O'Neill speaks to the media outside the scene of a shooting at a federal building in the Manhattan borough of New York, August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Investigators are trying to figure out why an armed veteran slipped through a side door of a federal building in New York City, fatally shooting a security guard before killing himself.Federal agents swarmed Kevin Downing's home in Fort Lee, New Jersey, hours after the Friday evening shooting, searching for anything that could help them understand the shooting.They said the 68-year-old former federal employee and armed forces veteran opened fire at the federal building on Varick Street that houses an immigration court, passport processing center and a regional office for the U.S. Department of Labor.John Miller, the NYPD's deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, said Downing was a former employee at the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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