Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s attorney general says the armed man who burst into a UPS facility and took two female workers hostage was shot and killed by police after he exited the building with both women.

Gurbir S. Grewal’s office says in a statement the man has been identified as 39-year-old William Owens, of Sicklerville, New Jersey.

He says officers responded to the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Philadelphia, around 8:45 a.m. Monday over reports of a man with a gun.

He says multiple members of law enforcement fired at the man when he exited the building with the women.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says there was apparently a prior relationship between the gunman and one of the women he took hostage.

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