SWAT team kills suspect who took hostages at Amarillo, Texas Walmart, investigators say

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A SWAT team shot and killed a suspect who took hostages at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas Tuesday afternoon, investigators confirmed.

The Randall County Sheriff’s Office announced the gunman was dead. City officials first reported an “active shooter incident” at 12:30 p.m. local time.  

amarillo1We do consider this a work-place violence situation at this point,” the sheriff’s office said. One store employee told KFDA the gunman earlier released a worker and the store manager but was still inside the Walmart.

Witnesses told KVII an employee took another employee hostage.

Police said they were looking for a Somali man wearing khaki pants, KFDA added. Officers reportedly were evacuating shoppers from the west side of the store in the Texas Panhandle.

Jeff Nunn, the president of a nearby bank, told the Amarillo Globe-News that helicopters and roughly 20 police and emergency vehicles rushed to the store. His bank and a day care center reportedly went on lockdown.

Police closed nearby streets off I-27. “Please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic,” the Amarillo Police Dept. said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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4 thoughts on “SWAT team kills suspect who took hostages at Amarillo, Texas Walmart, investigators say

  1. Pretty soon the only available jobs will be paid crisis actors outta False Flag U, Craigslist paid protesters paid by Soros, and govt. folks to lead the way…and then we’ll have folks turning in neighbors on a grudge over nothing…

  2. “Police said they were looking for a Somali man wearing khaki pants, KFDA added.”

    Ryan says they’re dangerous.

    “Jeff Nunn, the president of a nearby bank, told the Amarillo Globe-News that helicopters and roughly 20 police and emergency vehicles rushed to the store.”

    Imagine how thinly stretched these scumbags would be if they had to deal with a dozen or more instances like this EVERY DAY.

    This needs to escalate.

  3. BREAKING ON THIS STORY FROM THE POLICE SCANNER

    Yesterday I was listening to this hostage situation The man ‘s name is Mohammad. The police OVER THE SCANNER SAID QUOTE: WE ARE IN HIS CAR IN THE CENTER CONSOLE IS A HOLSTER AND WRITING IN ARABIC.

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