Two people were found dead in a doctor’s office in Austin, Texas on Tuesday night following a hostage situation that ended after more than five hours, according to police and local media.
It is not immediately clear how many people were held hostage or who took them hostage. According to local reports, a doctor appears to have been one of the hostages.
Police said the standoff began on Tuesday afternoon, when they were told a man with a gun was inside the central Austin doctor’s office, the chain reported. KSAT television. Members of the SWAT team were seen on a nearby street negotiating with the gunman through a megaphone, according to reporters at the scene.
“Silence since,” he added.