Police to Sniper: 'We Are Waiting to Hear from You'

By Melanie Arter | July 7, 2008 | 8:20 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - On the same day that a bus driver was shot and killed in Aspen Hill, Md., Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose Tuesday evening issued yet another message, this time significantly longer, to the so-called Beltway sniper.

"In the past several days, you have attempted to communicate with us. We have researched the option you stated and found that it is not possible electronically to comply in the manner that you requested. However, we remain open and ready to talk to you about the options you have mentioned," Moose said.

"It is important that we do this without anyone else getting hurt. Call us at the same number you used before to obtain the 800 number that you have requested. If you would feel more comfortable, a private post office box or another secure method can be provided," he added.

"You indicated that this is about more than violence. We are waiting to hear from you," the police chief said.

Earlier in the day, Moose read a portion of the message the sniper supposedly left for police. The post script read, "Your children are not safe anywhere, at anytime."

Before reading the sniper's message, the police chief sent a message of his own to the sniper: "We have received a communication. We will be responding soon," Moose said.

The police chief repeated his earlier warning that the sniper has "demonstrated a willingness and ability to shoot people of all ages, all races, all genders, and they've struck at different times of the day, different days and different locations."

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