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Hostage Situation Underway in Virginia Office Building

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UPDATE: Police and swat teams arrived on the scene of a reported hostage situation earlier today.  Upon arrival, WVEC reports, authorities found no suspects inside building.

(NEWPORT, Va.) — A hostage situation is underway inside a Newport News office building, ABC affiliate WVEC reports.

Police and SWAT team members responded to a call in the 700 block of Thimble Shoals Blvd. around 11:10 a.m.

Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson told WVEC that a man is holding another man hostage inside an office building.

“The suites around the office have been evacuated, so we believe it’s just the two people in the building,” she said.

The following streets have been closed: Thimble Shoals and Canon Blvd.; Thimble Shoals and Diligence; and Thimble Shoals and Fountain Way.

Hostage negotiators are at the scene.

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