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Gunman, Hostages Reported Dead In Aurora, Colo., Standoff

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
January 5, 2013

Four people are dead inside an Aurora, Colo., home Saturday following a standoff with an “armed and dangerous” man holding hostages, police say. Aurora is the Denver suburb where a gunman opened fire in a movie theater last July, killing 12 and injuring many more.

The alleged gunman is reportedly among the dead. After several hours of negotiations failed, Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told The Associated Press, the suspect was shot and killed in an exchange of fire with police.

Police found three more bodies upon entering the home. A fifth person escaped without injury before officers arrived, but Carlson declined to elaborate. [Copyright 2013 National Public Radio]

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