Police on scene of 'reported shooting', possible hostage situation at Texas Walmart

Published 14.06.2016 20:15
Updated 14.06.2016 21:48

An armed suspect holding at least one person hostage in an Amarillo Walmart on Tuesday was shot and is apparently dead, the Amarillo Police Department said.

Police described the case in the Texas panhandle city as an incident of workplace-related violence and said the suspect was shot by its SWAT unit.

The hostages inside the store are safe, the police said. No information has been provided on the suspect.

The Amarillo Police Department released a statement just before noon Tuesday saying they were at the store amid reports of an armed person inside who may have hostages. Police are urging residents to avoid the area.

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