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In pictures: Binghamton siege

Law enforcement officials work in front of the American Civic Association

A gunman has killed at least 13 people at a US immigration advice centre at Binghamton in New York state.

Authorities stand watch at the scene of a shooting in Binghamton, NY (Courtesy: Sun-Bulletin)

The man, who also took dozens of people hostage, was later found dead inside the building.

Hostages exit a building near the American Civic Association in downtown Binghamton, NY

Several people were injured during the standoff, four of them critically, but all surviving hostages were eventually released.

WBNG-TV footage shows authorities removing a person on a stretcher in Binghamton, NY

Footage from WBNG-TV showed four people being carried from the scene.

A sniper crosses a roof near the American Civic Association in downtown Binghamton

Heavily-armed police, backed by commandos and FBI agents, swarmed into the area and surrounded the building.

WBNG television broadcast shows residents looking at a crime scene in Binghamton, New York

Members of the public watched in distress as the drama unfolded over several hours.

A sign is seen in front of the American Civic Association

It is thought that the man opened fire on a group of people writing their US citizenship exams.

A law enforcement official in front of the American Civic Association

New York Governor David Paterson said it was a tragic day for the state.



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