January 14, 2018 – In Breaking News – CNN
The man who took two hostages Monday at a UPS facility in Logan Township was shot and killed by police after the three emerged from the building, the office of New Jersey’s attorney general said.
“There was apparently a relationship between the man and one of the women,” Gloucester County prosecutor Charles Fiore said, adding that it was a “prior relationship.”
Earlier, authorities said the man killed by police, identified as William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, had been hospitalized.
(Police responded to an active shooter situation at the Gloucester County warehouse after a man took two women hostage. He had a prior relationship with one of the women, police say. Courtesy of NJ .com, Ashlee Erickson and YouTube. Posted on Jan 14, 2019.)
“According to the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred after the gunman and hostages had exited the building,” the attorney general’s office said.
The man was armed with a handgun.
Neither of the women held hostage was seriously harmed, Fiore said. Both were UPS employees.
Hours earlier, Fiore told reporters that police were speaking via telephone with the hostage taker, who had barricaded himself and the two women in a room at the UPS facility.
(The gunman who took two women hostage inside a UPS warehouse in New Jersey on Monday was taken into custody after being shot and the hostages have been rescued safely, authorities said.The armed man, who authorities say had a prior relationship with one of the women, held police in a standoff for more than three hours after entering the UPS facility in Logan Township, Gloucester County around 8:30 a.m. Police took the building by force and he was shot during the encounter. Courtesy of NJ .com, Ashlee Erickson and YouTube. Posted on Jan 14, 2019.)
Shots had been fired, he said at the time, but there were no reports of injuries.
Thirty-two UPS employees were evacuated to a Holiday Inn about 10 minutes away, Gloucester County spokeswoman Debra Sellitto said.
The incident was confined to the UPS building, she said.
The county received word of an active shooter situation around 8:30 a.m. ET.
The building, in an industrial district of the south New Jersey township of 6,000, is a bulk mail processing facility, UPS said.
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