Police fatally shoot man believed to have hostage

12/27/2013

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) - Police say a 49-year-old man believed to be holding a hostage has been killed by North Texas tactical officers after he burst from a home and pointed a handgun at them.

The unidentified man was shot multiple times Thursday evening when he exited the front door of the home in Colleyville, about 15 miles northeast of Fort Worth.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reports the man was holding a teenage girl against her will, but police did not immediately confirm the information.

Officers spoke by phone with the man be he refused to leave the home, prompting tactical officers to surround the structure.

He suddenly exited the home about two hours after the standoff began. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he died.

No other information was immediately available.


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