Sadly, these stories are becoming the norm…
On Tuesday, an armed Walmart employee by the name of Mohammad Moghaddam took two hostages at his own workplace in Amarillo, Texas. One of the hostages was the store manager.
A SWAT team eventually shot and killed the 54-year-old suspect, and both captives were unharmed.
Police first reported the event as an "active shooter incident" at 12:30 p.m. local time, but later considered it a "work-place violence situation."
At the time of the shooting, officers helped evacuate shoppers from the west side of the store.
According to witnesses, around 20 cop and emergency vehicles swarmed the crime scene, and several local businesses went on lockdown. Authorities even closed down nearby streets.
We are just glad no one innocent was killed!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]