Crime: USA: Man shoots three people and takes hostages

According to police, a man in the USA shot three people and then barricaded himself in a house with several hostages.

Crime: USA: Man shoots three people and takes hostages

According to police, a man in the USA shot three people and then barricaded himself in a house with several hostages. The shots were fired at two different locations in Falls Township, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police and prosecutors said in a joint press conference. Accordingly, the victims came from the shooter's family environment.

According to reports, the alleged perpetrator then fled in a stolen car and ultimately barricaded himself in Trenton in the neighboring state of New Jersey with several hostages. Hours after the incidents that morning, police are still trying to get the man to surrender.

According to police, the suspected perpetrator is a 26-year-old man who was recently homeless. He used an AR-15 assault rifle as the murder weapon. In addition to the fatalities, there were other family members at the crime scenes, including minors. Authorities in Falls Township urged residents to seek safety Saturday morning. There was actually supposed to be a parade in the town on the occasion of Irish St. Patrick's Day. According to local TV station Fox29, this was canceled for security reasons.

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