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Police: Armed suspect shot SWAT at Texas Walmart, hostages safe

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AMARILLO, Texas– It was a scary situation for shoppers and employees at a Texas Walmart.

On Tuesday morning, police reported there was an armed suspect at a Walmart in Amarillo who had taken hostages.

Amarillo Police report the suspect was shot by SWAT members and the hostages were safe.

The Amarillo Police Department released a brief statement late Tuesday afternoon identifying the suspect as 54-year-old Mohammad Moghaddam. Police say he took two people hostage, including a manager with whom he had a work-related dispute.

No other details have been released about Moghaddam or what may have led to the incident. Police say neither hostage was injured.

Police said earlier in the day that officers responded to a reported shooting around 11 a.m. amid reports that an armed person inside the store had taken hostages.

Staff and customers were evacuated.

Once the incident was over, Walmart released this statement.