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Police shoot man who took 12 hostages at CU
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (8/28/12)--Police officers shot and critically wounded a man as he attempted to flee after he held a dozen people hostage, including his estranged wife, at gunpoint inside a Washington state credit union Saturday.

Lakewood, Wash. police were dispatched to a Washington State Employees CU branch about noon on Saturday after receiving a report of a man with a gun holding 12 hostages.

Officers surrounded the building and a crisis negotiator unsuccessfully attempted to communicate with the suspect.

After about 45 minutes, the suspect allegedly walked into a glass enclosed foyer holding his wife at gunpoint. Fearing for the safety of the hostages, two officers fired one round each, disabling the suspect (The News Tribune Aug. 27).

After apprehending him, officers secured the premises. He was transported to Tacoma General Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

The suspect is a 48-year-old man from Tacoma, Wash. He and his wife were married for more than 15 years and were recently separated with a history of domestic violence, according to Lakewood police.

The man allegedly met his wife at the credit union to resolve financial matters. Once inside the credit union, he allegedly grabbed his wife and pulled out a semi-automatic weapon (Komo News Aug. 27).


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