Police are saying this is a case of “workplace violence.” If you don’t mind, we’ll keep our options open…
Go HERE for the original story on the Somalian man who took hostages at a Walmart in Amarillo, TX.
Amarillo, Texas is home to more than 1,000 Mideast migrants – giving Amarillo the highest refugee ratio in the country.
Police received photo of the suspect from the wife, so they obviously knew the identity of the suspect.
The suspect’s car is a light green Toyota Avalon. (minor update: with stolen tags)
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Shooter is dead.
Police say they have some notes with Arabic writing on them…
Apparently the notes with Arabic writing on them, along with a holster, has been found in the light green Toyota Avalon, according to the police scanner…
Suspect shot by SWAT team and hostages are safe, per the Amarillo Police Department. Via: RS
Lt. Erick Bohannon with Special Crimes identified the suspect as 45-year-old Mohammad Moghaddam, a former employee of Walmart. Bohannon cited an apparent dispute between Moghaddan and a former manager as a possible motive for Tuesday’s events.
Officials believe Moghaddan barricaded himself, the unidentified manager, and another person inside an office.
The city’s police department, state troopers, and the Randall County Sheriff’s Office among other agencies all reported to the location around 11 a.m. when the first calls were received. Just over an hour later, tactical units entered the building, located the suspect, and fatally shot Moghaddan. via: KSLA