He did not say why the gunman may have targeted the newspaper or its employees. "This person was prepared to shoot people".
Mr Krampf said that the threats did not appear to target an individual but rather the media outlet as a whole, adding "they indicated violence". The employees killed were Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, police said.
Investigators have secured the suspect's home and are in the process of preparing search warrants.
Eventually, there was a lull in the shots, and Gillespie said he stood and ran for the exit, through the shattered glass, jumping over a colleague who he believed was dead as another shot rang out in his direction.
A USA official told the Associated Press that the suspect damaged his fingers in what is believed to be an effort prevent investigators from quickly identifying him through his fingerprints. A law enforcement source says authorities used other means of identifying him, including facial recognition technology to search databases of passports and driver's licenses.
That venom, according to police, manifested itself in Thursday's deadly attack in the Capital newsroom.
President Donald Trump revealed he had been briefed about the shooting before departing Wisconsin, where he had been attending the groundbreaking ceremony of a new factory. "Violence is never tolerated in any form, no matter whom it is against".
"What happened here was very calculated", Capital Gazette reporter Selene San Felice said on "Anderson Cooper 360".
The Capital Gazette said Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper and a columnist in 2012. The suit was dismissed by a judge who wrote Ramos hadn't shown "anything that was published about you is, in fact, false".
Krampf confirmed five deaths and said two people had superficial wounds. He said several people were killed.
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The New York Police Department said its decision to deploy officers to news organizations was not based on any specific threat, "but rather out of an abundance of caution until we learn more about the suspect and motives behind the Maryland shooting".
About 170 people were evacuated, many leaving with their hands up as police and other emergency vehicles arrived.
Capital Gazette intern Anthony Messenger tweeted at approximately 3 p.m. local time, "Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us".
As of 2016, he was a reporter for the Virginian Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia, and even once wrote a column with the title, "Why I Am a Journalist".
"Every shooting like this is horrific but one that occurs in a place of journalism is particularly disturbing and brings back the flood of memories of that tragic day for me", said Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was one of the Roanoke victims. "But as much as I'm going to try to articulate how traumatising it is to be hiding under your desk, you don't know until you're there and you feel helpless".
Taking cover under desks with others, Davis said the shooter suddenly stopped firing.
"We're trying to do our job and deal with five people" who lost their lives, said reporter Pat Furgurson, whose wife and adult son were with him at the mall.
Police found the shooter hiding under a table inside the Capital Gazette newspaper office, which is located inside a building that houses a range of other tenants, including at least one medical practice.
"I dove under that desk as fast as I could, and by the grace of God, he didn't look over there", he said.
"I heard footsteps a couple of times ..."