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.
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.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 14, 2016
— Paulo Sa Elias (@psael) June 14, 2016
Somali shouting in Arabic shooting up a Walmart in Texas right now as Obama lectures us about how peaceful Islam is.
— Real Trent Flubbs (@RealTrentFlubbs) June 14, 2016