Credit: Associated Press
A hostage standoff at a medical center in Texas left two dead on Tuesday night, local law enforcement said. As I watched the video, I cringed as it reminded me of the many encounters that I had with police
Local police responded to the Children’s Medical Group in downtown Austin after receiving a call around 4:30 p.m. about an individual who appeared to be a doctor with a gun entering the facility and taking people hostage
KVUE reported the suspect appears to be a doctor.
The parent of a patient at the center confirmed to Fox News that their doctor was being held inside and that the suspect was also a doctor.
A SWAT team arrived at the facility while the Austin Police Department negotiated with the suspect during a standoff.
The hostage negotiator repeatedly begged the suspect to cooperate.
“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,” the negotiator said, according to KVUE.