Hostage Situation at Willard Business


(Image from YouTube video from Greg Haney)

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WILLARD, OH — Authorities are responding to a hostage situation at a Willard business.

According to authorities, three people, including a gunman, are inside the Family Dollar on Walton Street West.

YouTube video posted by FOX 8 viewer Greg Haney shows authorities standing outside the store. (Watch the video above.)

Authorities say no one is injured at this time and a hostage negotiator is on the scene. Outside departments have been called in to help.

U.S. 224 between S.R. 103 and S.R. 99, was closed for several hours but the City of Willard tweeted it has since been reopened because the ’emergency condition no longer exists.’

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 News and for updates.

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