Police said two people were killed on Tuesday night after being held hostage for an hour at a Texas medical center.
According to local reports, police responded to the Children’s Medical Group in downtown Austin, about four and a half hours after making a call about a man with a gun.
KVUE reported that the suspect appeared to be a doctor.
The parents 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 interacted with the suspect during a standoff.
The hostage negotiator repeatedly begged the suspect to cooperate.
“I cannot guarantee your safety until you comply.” I’m telling you, Doctor, there is a way to solve this. I need your help to fix the situation. It starts with you answering the phone, ”the interlocutor said, according to KVUE.
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Police said through a bullhorn that the doctor inside was “in pain” and needed medication, Reported KXAN.
Austin police later confirmed that two people were found dead inside the building. It was not clear if the suspect was one of the deceased.