Report: ‘Somali’ Gunman Taking Hostages at Texas Walmart

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UPDATE: The suspect was shot and killed by SWAT. The hostages were released unharmed.

Two people were taken hostage by Mohammad Moghaddam – a 54-year-old man from Somalia, who lived in Amarillo with his wife. Police are calling the incident “workplace violence.” One of the hostages was a store manager who Moghaddam allegedly had a dispute with.

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Reports indicate that an armed person has taken hostages at an Amarillo, Texas Walmart. Police say they have responded to a “reported shooting” but no concrete details were made available as to the details surrounding the incident.

Citizens are reporting the hostage taker is a Muslim of Somali origin after allegedly hearing news on the police scanner.

 

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