Breaking News!!: Redlands, CA: Hostage standoff ends with gunman shot and killed.

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Breaking News!!: Redlands, CA: Hostage standoff ends with gunman shot and killed.

A gunman who helds his ex-girlfriend hostage for more than 2 hours on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Redlands, California ends with the gunman shot and killed by authorities.

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According to the Redlands Police Department, the incident began at 2:00pm PT when the man began fighting with his ex-girlfriend at an Office Depot located near 6th Street and East High Avenue in Redlands, California.

The man pulled out a gun and fired a round striking someone unrelated to the argument in the hand.

The gunman then fled with his ex-girlfriend to a nearby street, where he took cover behind the woman as they sat on the ground.

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Authorities backed by an armored vehicle surrounded the couple with guns drawn.

About 2 hours later, gunshots suddenly erupted and the gunman was seen keeled as authorities rushed in and dragged the woman away to safety.

The Redlands Police Department confirmed that the gunman was killed in the shooting.

Authorities later saying that the gunman was shot after the gunman attempted to shoot the woman.

The woman who was rescue was taken to a hospital where she is in stable condition being treated for serious injuries.

As for the victim who was wounded at the store, the Redlands Police Department said the victim received medical attention and seemed to be alright.
Authorities have released the name of the gunman as a 29 year old Andrew Mike from Downey, California.

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