Transcript for Intense Hostage Standoff at an Amarillo Walmart Leads to SWAT Action
Next tonight here, with much of this country on heightened alert, the tense hostage standoff inside a Texas Walmart. Customers hiding, employees held at gunpoint. ABC's Phillip Mena is in Amarillo. Reporter: Amarillo's S.W.A.T. Team got the call just after 11:00. Units available for an active shooter at 4215 canyon drive Walmart. Reporter: Reports of an armed shooter at Walmart, taking two hostages. Shoppers hiding inside. One caller's from the pharmacy, advising several people, they can hear them screaming. Reporter: Tensions high in the wake of the mass shootings in Florida this weekend. It's not what we want to be in the news for, not more than Orlando or anybody else. Reporter: S.w.a.t. Teams quickly entering the Walmart and finding terrified shoppers. I found a lady hiding in a clothes rack, they're bringing her around to the command post. The suspect had a pistol in his hand and the S.W.A.T. Officers then fired their rounds and the suspect is now deceased. Reporter: David, the whole incident lasted just under two hours. Authorities are still invest gaiting, but right now, they are calling this a workplace violence incident. Still, a terrifying situation that could have ended much worse. David? Fill limb Mena tonight. Thanks, Phillip.
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