By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Authorities say as many as five people are being held hostage at a post office in a small town in Virginia.

Wytheville Mayor Trent Crewe says five people are inside the building, including three employees and two customers. Crewe says shots have been fired but no injuries have been reported.

Virginia State Police have responded with a SWAT team and bomb
technician. A spokeswoman confirmed shots have been fired but could
not say whether explosives were involved.

The situation began about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wytheville is the
county seat of Wythe County in southwest Virginia, which has about
30,000 residents.

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