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Suspect shot, 2 hostages released after ‘active shooter situation’ at UPS in NJ

A UPS truck. (Open Grid Scheduler/Flickr)
January 14, 2019

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available.

UPDATE, 12:25 p.m. EST: The suspect who walked in to a New Jersey UPS facility Monday morning and fired shots before taking two female hostages has been shot by police.

There is no word on the suspect’s condition, but both female hostages have been freed and are OK, ABC News reported.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office said the situation is “resolved,” and that the suspect has been taken in after a confrontation with police, ABC said.

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An active shooter situation was reported at a UPS Mail Innovations facility in New Jersey, where a suspected shooter had taken two hostages, allegedly including his ex-girlfriend.

The incident reportedly started around 9 a.m. EST, when the suspect went inside the facility and began firing shots before taking hostages.

The facility in Logan Township, which is southwest of Philadelphia, was reportedly surrounded by police trying to de-escalate the situation. Area schools and businesses were put on lockdown.

NBC reported that the man fired shots when he entered the building, and then took his ex-girlfriend and someone else as hostages.

No one other than the suspect was shot or injured, according to reports.

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The FBI confirmed to NBC that it was responding to the situation, as well.

UPS also confirmed that it was helping local law enforcement, NBC said, but it would not identify anyone potentially involved.

In a statement, UPS said, “We are working with law enforcement as they respond and cannot provide information about the identity of people involved at this time,” the Daily Mail reported.