WDBJ Station Manager: Shooting Suspect Didn’t Take Firing Well, We Had to Call the Cops

jeff marksWDBJ station manager Jeff Marks appeared on the air today to provide some insight into former employee Bryce Williams, the man suspected of shooting two WDBJ employees on live TV. He spoke emotionally about the deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and admitted, “I’m not sure whether I want him to live or die.”

As for what Williams (real name Vester Flanagan) was like while working at the station, Marks called him “an unhappy man” who, while talented, had a “reputation as someone who had been difficult to work with” and was “looking out for people to say things that he could take offense to.”

After his anger issues bubbled up numerous times, Marks explained, “We dismissed him, and he did not take that well. We had to call the police to escort him from the building.”

Flanagan then went to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and “make all kinds of complaints” about what people said about him. Hit account couldn’t be corroborated and the EOEC “dismissed the claim out of hand.”

Watch the video below, via WDBJ:

[h/t Daily Caller]
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