Monday, September 6, 2010

Winn Army Community Hospital hostage situation ends

Hostage situation at Fort Stewart ends without casualties
By the CNN Wire Staff
September 6, 2010 11:45 a.m. EDT

NEW: The gunman, an ex-soldier, had four weapons, base spokesman says
Gunman is taken into custody, spokesman says
"Everyone is safe," spokesman says
Check out a local report on the hostage situation from CNN affiliate WTOC-TV in Savannah, Georgia.

(CNN) -- A hostage situation that lasted about two hours at Fort Stewart, Georgia, ended Monday without injuries, and a gunman is in custody, a spokesman for the Army base said.

The gunman -- a former soldier -- entered the Winn Army Community Hospital at about 4 a.m. ET and demanded care, spokesman Kevin Larson said.

He immediately took one hostage and went to the third floor, which houses the behavioral health unit, where he held two more people at gunpoint, including a nurse practitioner, Larson said.
read more here
Hostage situation at Fort Stewart ends without casualties
linked from RawStory

No comments:

Post a Comment

If it is not helpful, do not be hurtful. Spam removed so do not try putting up free ad.