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1 dead after Woodbury standoff, hostage situation

Police say a man died in an early-morning shooting and hostage situation Friday in Woodbury, KARE 11 reports. Police were called to the Red Roof Inn off Valley Creek Road and Interstate 494 at about 1:30 a.m. Friday on a report of multiple shots fired. Officers scramabled to evacuate the hotel, then negotiated with the alleged gunman, who was holding as many as nine hostages, according to initial reports. After about four hours, he was taken into custody.
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Police say a man died in an early-morning shooting and hostage situation Friday in Woodbury, KARE 11 reports. Police were called to the Red Roof Inn off Valley Creek Road and Interstate 494 at about 1:30 a.m. Friday on a report of multiple shots fired. Officers scramabled to evacuate the hotel, then negotiated with the alleged gunman, who was holding as many as nine hostages, according to initial reports. After about four hours, he was taken into custody.

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