Horrible news from the Baltimore Sun:
A Montgomery County father engaged in a custody battle brought his three children to an Inner Harbor hotel and apparently killed them yesterday, Baltimore police said.
The bodies were discovered after the man called hotel security about 1:15 p.m. from his 10th-floor room at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, saying that he had killed his children and was considering harming himself, said Officer Troy Harris, a city police spokesman.
The children were all under seven years old.
I know, a little heavy for a Monday, but Baltimore's my adopted hometown. Spent four years there, and know this hotel well.
Baltimore's made strides in the last 10 years, but it's still a gritty, crime-ridden town. Even there, however, an incident like this is jarring.