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Gunman killed by police after hostage situation inside Texas Walmart

Standoff lasted for more than an hour
Posted: 10:06 AM, Jun 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-14 18:11:40Z

Police shot and killed a gunman who took hostages inside a Walmart in Texas on Tuesday.

"Suspect has been shot by Amarillo Police Department SWAT and is apparently dead," a statement from the Amarillo Police Department said at 12:42 p.m. Central. The incident had been ongoing for more than an hour.

At about 11: 30 a.m., reports broke that officers were responding to an active shooter situation at the store in Amarillo, a city in the Texas panhandle.

Amarillo's KVII-TV news reported that police asked the public to stay away from the area near the store so officers could focus on the situation.

At about 12:20 p.m., the Amarillo Police Department said there were no confirmed gunshot victims in the incident, in a statement via Twitter . Investigators also said the incident was believed to be a "workplace violence event."