Transcript for New details emerge in hours long standoff that left mom of 3, pediatrician dead
We're learning more after that hostage standoff at a Texas medical office ending with two people dead, including a beloved pediatrician and mother of three. Here's ABC's Marcus Moore. Reporter: Tonight, authorities revealing new details in an hours-long standoff that left this 43-year-old mother of three and pediatrician dead. Late Tuesday afternoon, Austin, Texas, police rushed to a doctor's office on reports that a man now identified as Dr. Bharat narumanchi was holding five workers hostage, including Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson. Hostages telling police narumanchi was allegedly armed with a pistol and what appeared to be a shotgun. He told the hostages to tie themselves up. Some of the hostages were able to escape and some of them were ultimately released. Reporter: With only Dodson left in the office, negotiators tried to speak to narumanchi. And when S.W.A.T. Officers finally entered the building, they found both doctors dead. Police calling it a murder-suicide. Today, a community's pain on full display at the tragic scene. Dodson's family saying in a statement, "She brightened our lives and lifted us up with her laughter, which was like magic." Authorities say the 43-year-old suspect, also a pediatrician, had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer and given weeks to live. We feel like his terminal cancer probably played a large part in whatever it was that occurred in his life and what was happening yesterday. Reporter: David, police say narumanchi visited that office in the last week or two, wanted to volunteer. He met with Dodson and others were eventually was turned down. Tonight, the alleged motive in this case is a mystery. David? Marcus Moore tonight, thank you. To news on the economy
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