There was a hostage situation at Austin Children’s Hospital

There was a hostage situation at Austin Children's Hospital

Texas police report that a standoff between SWAT and hostage takers at the Austin Children’s Medical Center has left two people dead.

The standoff lasted more than six hours. At least one doctor was held inside the Children’s Medical Center building. Police spent hours talking to the suspect through a megaphone. It later emerged that the captor also happened to be a doctor. Police found the two men dead when they entered the building. It is not known if the suspect died, but the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

FOX Austin reports that 911 received a call about the incident — the suspect entered the office and took a hostage or hostages at gunpoint. The captor later released at least 3 people from the office where he was holding the doctor. Other details have not yet been released.