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LATE UPDATE for Amarillo shooting : Police fatally shot an alleged armed suspect

Amarillo police fatally shot an alleged armed suspect who they said had taken hostages at a Walmart Tuesday afternoon. 

Amarillo police tweeted about 12:45 p.m. that the suspect had been shot and died. The hostages inside the store, at 4215 Canyon Drive in Amarillo, are safe, according to the tweet. The Amarillo Police Department tweeted about 12:19 p.m. that officers went inside the store due to an active shooter situation. The incident appears to be workplace violence, according to a police statement.

There were no confirmed gunshot victims, the police department tweeted after officers went inside.

The SWAT robot had been sent in, but it’s unclear why, according to a Facebook post from the Randall County Sheriff’s Department.

Several agencies are on the scene where they’re searching for a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, News Channel 10 reports.

Police evacuated people from the store and are continuing to ask that people avoid the area so they can focus on the scene. Randall County sheriff’s deputies closed off some nearby streets, including an off ramp to Interstate 27, as a precaution, The Associated Press reports.

The city of Amarillo is reporting an “active shooter” situation at a Walmart in that city.

So far, no injuries or casualties reported according to officials.

The Amarillo Police Department confirmed they were on scene with an armed suspect in the store.

According to CBS affiliate KFDA-TV said there were unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. They also said police were searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.

Amarillo police tweeted that officers were inside the store and that there were currently no confirmed gun shot victims.

The city of Amarillo tweeted that the City’s Office of Emergency Management, police and fire departments were on the scene at this time.

The Walmart is located at 4215 Canyon Drive.

The city asked that the public avoid the area.

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