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Massillon Hostage Suspect Identified

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(Shane Allen Ryan / Courtesy: Stark County Jail)

(Shane Allen Ryan / Courtesy: Stark County Jail)

MASSILLON, Ohio – The name of the suspect shot and killed during a hostage situation in Massillon was released Monday.

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Shane Allen Ryan, 28, of Canton.

Ryan was looking for his estranged girlfriend at the Great Clips on Indian River Road Sunday around 5 p.m., authorities said.

When she wasn’t there, he took another employee hostage.

Negotiations didn’t work, and the situation became volatile.  That’s when Canton City SWAT went inside and shot and killed Ryan.

The hostage was not injured.  The incident remained under investigation.