PHILADELPHIA – A soldier suspected of killing four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in suburban Philadelphia after a daylong manhunt during which he fired at and injured officers, authorities said.
The body of Leonard John Egland, 37, of Fort Lee, Va., was found shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bucks County community of Warwick Township, where he had been sought since early morning, Pennsylvania State Police spokesman David Lynch said.
Egland fired at officers as he was sought in the Virginia deaths of his ex-wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriends young son, as well as his former mother-in-law in Bucks County, police said.
Township residents had been asked to stay in their homes and lock doors and cars as local and state police and two SWAT teams searched for Egland.
Powell calls Cheney jabs ‘cheap shots’
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday dismissed as cheap shots the criticism leveled at him and others in the memoir of ex-Vice President Dick Cheney..
Powell made the remark Sunday on CBS Face the Nation ahead of the Tuesday release of Cheneys book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.
Powell termed nonsense Cheneys description of how Powell went outside with his criticism of administration policies. He suggested that Cheney wrongly took credit for Powells resignation from the State Department in 2004. He labeled as almost condescending the tone of Cheneys criticism of Condoleezza Rice, who succeeded him as secretary of state.
100 ordered to flee Yosemite wildfire
About 100 people have been ordered to leave their homes as a wildfire burns outside Yosemite National Park in California, fire officials said Sunday.
The blaze has also forced the indefinite closure of a 15-mile stretch of California 140.