Police release name of Walmart armed suspect
The Special Crimes Unit of the Amarillo Police Department has released the name of the man who allegedly entered a Walmart while armed and took at least one person hostage.
The suspect has been identified as 54-year-old Mohammad Moghaddam.
Amarillo Police said they received a call about 11 a.m. about a possible barricaded subject/workplace violence event.
When police arrived they learned at least one person had been taken by a male suspect inside the store.
At 12:22 p.m., APD SWAT came in contact with Moghaddam and shot him.
Police do not believe anyone else was injured.
Police confirmed via Twitter they had killed the suspect.
Suspect has been shot by APD SWAT and is apparently dead. Hostages inside are safe https://t.co/gY8nVkbTml— Amarillo Police Dept (@AmarilloPD) June 14, 2016