Suspect Dead in TX Hostage Situation

Police say a suspect has been shot and is apparently dead after officers responded to a report of a shooting inside a Wal-Mart store in Amarillo, Texas.

The Amarillo Police Department released a brief statement saying hostages inside the store are safe and an investigation is underway. No details were immediately provided, but police urged residents to avoid the area.

Police said the situation at Wal-Mart “appears to be a workplace violence type event.”

Earlier Tuesday officers responded amid reports of an armed person inside who may have had hostages. There are no confirmed gunshot victims at the store as of early Tuesday afternoon.

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