(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Two people were killed during an hourslong hostage situation at a medical center in Austin, Texas.
The dire situation began on Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. 911 phone call in which the caller told the operator that a person allegedly entered the Children's Medical Group building with a gun and took people hostage, according to local reports. SWAT spent hours trying to communicate with the hostage-taker, who was reportedly a doctor, according to KVUE.
“You don’t deserve to go through this ... for all you have done for others ... that is why I want to help you work through this. You have saved a lot of lives," the hostage negotiator said, adding at another point. “I cannot guarantee your safety unless you comply. I am letting you know, doctor, there is a way to resolve this. I need your help to fix the situation. That starts with you answering the phone.”
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