Authorities: Officers Killed Man Who’d Been Holding Hostage in Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man who’d taken a woman hostage was shot and killed after an Iowa State Patrol team entered a residence in central Iowa’s Webster City, authorities said.

The Iowa Public Safety Department said in a news release late Monday night that officers responded around 3:30 p.m. after the woman called 911 to report that the man had fired shots at her. The state patrol officers were among many sent to secure the scene.

Police negotiators talked to the man for hours, but he threatened to shoot the woman within a specified time period, the department said. That’s when the patrol team went into the home and shot the man.

No other injuries have been reported. The names of the man and woman haven’t been released.


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