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Hostage Suspect Identified

Hostage Suspect Identified

Midwest City police have identified the man shot and killed Monday by an officer during a hostage incident at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 7520 East Reno. He was 37-year-old Sammie Wallace. Police say he had no local criminal record but had been arrested on criminal charges in Dallas, Texas. They still don't know why he grabbed a 2-year-old girl out of her mother's shopping basket and held a knife to her body.  Assistant Chief Sid Porter says after several minutes of negotiating with the suspect he began to do a countdown on the child's life and moved toward her body with the knife when one officer used deadly force to protect the child. The girl was not injured. Porter says the suspect did not know the child or her mother.

 

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