Daylong Va. Post Office Standoff Ends Peacefully

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) - State police say a daylong standoff at a small-town Virginia post office has ended with three hostages being
released and a suspect in custody.

Authorities late Wednesday ordered the suspect to let the hostages go and come out with his hands up.

Soon after, the four left the building in Wytheville including a man in a wheelchair. State police Sgt. Michael Conroy says that man is the suspect.

Earlier, state police said the man holding the hostages had entered the building pushing a wheelchair.

Conroy says authorities believe all the hostages are out. Officers are still checking the building in western Virginia.

Shots were fired earlier, but there were no reports of injuries.

Relatives say the hostages have been able to contact them by phone.

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