Suspect Shot and Killed in Hostage Situation

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MASSILLON, Ohio– Officials say the suspect in a hostage situation in Massillon late Sunday afternoon was shot and killed by a S.W.A.T. team.

According to officials on the scene, the suspect entered the Great Clips on Indian River Road just before 5:00 p.m. looking for his estranged girlfriend.

When she wasn’t in the building, the suspect took one other employee hostage.

According to Stark County Sheriff George Maier, authorities tried negotiating with the suspect, but at one point, the situation became volatile. That’s when members of the Canton City S.W.A.T. entered the building and shot and killed the suspect.

His identity and age were not released. The hostage was not injured.

The incident remains under investigation.