The latest this morning is that two FBI agents were shot after a standoff at home in north St. Louis County this morning. Thankfully, the reported injuries are non life-threatening. Details are still coming in, but here’s what we know now:
But there is still a question if the shooting of the agents is related to the riots in Ferguson:
We’ll update this post as soon as we know more.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated and the title changed.
Update via NBC News:
Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home not far from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said. An FBI official told NBC News that it may have been an attempt at “suicide by cop.”
One agent was struck in the shoulder and the other in the leg while helping University City police prepare to make an arrest. They were taken to a hospital for surgery and were expected to recover.
It happened just before 4 a.m. ET. The shooting was “not directly related to the Ferguson protests,” said an FBI spokeswoman in St. Louis. An FBI official in Washington said the suspect was accused of firing at police Tuesday night.
Twitchy coverage of Ferguson here.