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Suspect shot in Denver hostage situation

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:03

Jan. 13 - Police shot a man and took him into custody following a hostage situation inside a 7-Eleven store in Denver. Linda So reports.

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Tense moments inside this 7-Eleven store in Denver. Officers and SWAT teams surrounded the store Monday morning after police say a man entered the store and took hostages. Three people were inside the store at the time of the incident, but police say one managed to escape. SOUNDBITE: DENVER POLICE CHIEF ROBERT WHITE, SAYING: "After negotiating for about an hour, the individual decided to come out holding a female hostage at which time officers told him to let the hostage go. He refused. He then attempted to drag the female back into the store. Out of fear for the female's safety, one of our officers fired one shot striking the individual." The suspect was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown. No officers or hostages were hurt. The motive remains unclear, but police say it does not appear the suspect specifically targeted the female hostage. SOUNDBITE: DENVER POLICE CHIEF ROBERT WHITE, SAYING: "It's always unfortunate when someone's injured, but thank goodness none of our citizens, none of the victims were injured or the officers. Absent that, I think things ended up as well as they could." Police say the suspect indicated he had a weapon, but he never fired a shot.

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Suspect shot in Denver hostage situation

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:03