Transcript for Hostage Situation in Oklahoma
evening and to a dropping story out of Oklahoma. A hostage situation ending just as we came on the air tonight. For hours, authorities outside police then moving in, guns drawn. ABC's Ryan Owens with the pick churls as workers escaped that building all afternoon. Reporter: Dozens of frightened witnesses, their hands in the air, are led away from a busy Oklahoma office building just after lunchtime. But for several hours this afternoon, the gunman remained on the second floor, with at least two hostages. One of them, a woman. Texting her coworkers a sort of play by play of the ordeal. She said she felt like she was safe right now. They just kind of have been talking about books and politics and she's just actively talking to him. Reporter: Hostage negotiators were talking to him, too. Police believe he's a military veteran, armed with a pistol. We don't have a lot of particulars as to who he is. What his motivations are. Why he's upset. We simply don't know at this point. Reporter: But the S.W.A.T. Team didn't take any chances. Bringing in bomb roe bolts before the suspect finally gave up tonight. And once again, the breaking news tonight, this hostage drama has just ended. The 29-year-old gunman has given himself up. Both of those hostages are safe. And tonight, police here in Oklahoma working to figure out what could possibly have been this man's motive. David? Ryan Owens in Oklahoma tonight. Ryan, thank you.
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