Jeff Marks, general manager at WDBJ7, addresses the media about former employee, Vester Lee Flanagan II, known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2015, in front of the station's offices in Roanoke. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP)

On-air shooter threatened to make ‘headlines,’ showed anger

On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand. “You’ll need this,” he said.