"Multiple fatalities" reported in Montgomery County home

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A Maryland man shot and killed three people after he went chasing after his wife who ran from their home in terror after her husband held her captive there for the preceding weekend.

When police arrived at 22002 Brown Farm Way-a sprawling single-family home in the rural northeastern portion of Montgomery County-all three victims were found dead.

Christopher Wilson Snyder, 41, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to NBC affiliate WRC.

Three other adults in the home where the three people were killed were able to escape unharmed.

The police then tracked the suspect, surrounding Snyder's home on all sides, as the latter refused to surrender.

"When they breached the front door, the suspect was on the phone with negotiators", Manger said.

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Snyder barricaded himself inside his home, and after an hourslong standoff, officers forced their way into his home at about 11 p.m. The suspect was on the phone with negotiators.

Authorities say the gunman, in some sort of dispute, followed his wife from their house to the house where the murder-suicide happened. He threatened to blow up the building if police come in.

According to police, there are multiple fatalities and the suspect is not in custody. The three weren't the only ones there at the time of the shooting, however.

Manger said Snyder was known to police, Fox 5 D.C. reported.

The tactical team was searching the rest of the house because, during the negotiations, police learned that there could be explosives and several guns inside the house, Manger said. The neighborhood is not far from the Triadelphia Reservoir and near the Howard County border.

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