- A hostage situation at a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey has ended after more than four hours.
- Police have shot the suspected man, who did not surrender, Logan Township police told Business Insider. He is being taken to the hospital.
- The two UPS employees, both female, who were taken hostage were not injured.
- A law enforcement source told NBC New York that one of the women who was taken into hostage is the ex-girlfriend of the man. Authorities could not confirm that.
- No fatalities or injuries have been reported.
A hostage situation at a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey has ended. A Logan Township police representative told Business Insider that law enforcement shot the suspected man, who reportedly did not surrender. He is being taken to the hospital.
The two hostages, both female UPS employees, did not suffer serious injuries.
An active shooter was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday at 200 Birch Creek Road, where UPS has a mailing facility. Authorities said it was not an active shooter, but rather “two young ladies” were taken hostage by the man.
“It’s an active crime scene that’s still currently going on,” Charles Fiore, the prosecutor of Gloucester County, where Logan Township is located, said at a media conference around 11:45 a.m. “The barricaded situation has not been resolved.”
Shortly after noon, Fiore said the situation has ended after law enforcement shot and apprehended the suspect.
A law enforcement source told NBC New York that one of the women who was taken into hostage is the ex-girlfriend of the man. Fiore could not confirm or deny that information, nor could the Logan Township police representative whom Business Insider contacted.
Fiore said he did not know whether the suspect fired any shots.
FBI and other law enforcement entities were at the scene.
All other employees were evacuated, Fiore said. Fiore could not say whether the man who took the women hostage is also an employee.
A UPS spokesperson told Business Insider in a statement:
UPS greatly appreciates the work of the law enforcement personnel who responded to this morning’s active shooter situation at the company’s supply chain processing facilities in Logan Township, New Jersey. The incident is concluded and all of the employees are accounted for and being attended to by local officials. Support services for employees who work at the site will be provided as they recover from this unfortunate incident.
Scene outside the UPS facility in Logan Township, NJ. Police agencies confirm an active shooter situation. No word on injuries pic.twitter.com/MfPy8RQ2hH
— Dan Patrick (@6abcDan) January 14, 2019
Logan Township is situated about 24 miles southwest of Philadelphia.
ABC 6 Action News reported that multiple police vehicles and officers were outside the UPS facility this morning, and officers “could be seen ducking behind police vehicles outside a loading ramp.” Emergency vehicles and bomb squad vehicles were also seen.
“I noticed people running out the back exit and I asked a coworker ‘why is everyone running outside?’ Next thing you know I hear a gunshot and a coworker screaming ‘Everybody get out he’s got a gun,'” UPS employee Donelle Harden told ABC 6.
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