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Caught on video: Police quickly end hostage situation in Texas

WARNING: The video below shows the shooting death of a man armed with a shotgun and holding a woman hostage outside a check cashing store on Highway 183 in Irving, Texas.

Julie Fancher, Dallas Morning News:

Officers responded around 1 p.m. to an armed robbery in-progress at the Cash Store near SH-183 and Esters Road. An employee inside the store had triggered the alarm, said Irving police spokesman James McLellan.

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When police arrived, the robbery suspect took a female employee hostage and walked outside with her. He told the officers that he would hurt the employee if they approached him, McLellan said.

The suspect, who has not been identified, threatened to put the woman inside a vehicle. Police did not say whose vehicle it was. The officers then shot the man, who was armed with a shotgun.

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