Two people were killed in an hours-long hostage standoff at a medical center in Texas on Tuesday night, cops said. Police responded to the Children’s Medical Group in downtown Austin after receiving a call around 4:30 p.m. about a person with a gun
Published: 2021-01-27 12:39 am
Two dead after hostage situation at medical center in Texas
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Two people were killed in an hours-long hostage standoff at a medical center in Texas on Tuesday night, cops said.

Police responded to the Children’s Medical Group in downtown Austin after receiving a call around 4:30 p.m. about a person with a gun entering the facility and taking people hostage, according to local reports.

KVUE reported the suspect appears to be a doctor.

The parent of a patient at the center confirmed to Fox News that their doctor was being held inside and that the suspect was also a doctor.

A SWAT team arrived at the facility while the Austin Police Department negotiated with the suspect during a standoff.

The hostage negotiator repeatedly begged the suspect to cooperate.

“I cannot guarantee your safety unless you comply. I am letting you know, doctor, there is a way to resolve this. I need your help to fix the situation. That starts with you answering the phone,” the negotiator said, according to KVUE.

Police said through a bullhorn that the doctor inside is “in pain” and needs medication, KXAN reported.

Austin police later confirmed that two people were found dead inside the building. It was not immediately clear if the suspect was one of the deceased.

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