Tulsa Police Sniper Shoots, Kills Man Allegedly Holding 2-Year-Old Girl Hostage


On Monday night a Tulsa police sniper shot and killed a man who allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home and was holding her two-year-old daughter hostage.

The incident began unfolding about 11:40 pm. NBC 2 reports that police were called at 11:41 pm and arrived to find “a 44-year-old man [had broken] into his estranged wife’s home, grabbed her two-year-old daughter and [was holding] the girl hostage.”

The estranged wife was able to escape with her boyfriend and three other children.

Police said the 44-year-old man was armed with a handgun and “made several threatening gestures from the home’s balcony pointing the handgun at the girl and officers.” Tulsa World reports the suspect “stepped onto the second-floor balcony while holding the girl with one hand and the gun with the other.”

Police attempted to communicate with the man over a period of hours, using “a Spanish-speaking officer,” but to no avail. Finally, just after 3 am, a police sniper took one shot, killing the suspect. The two-year-old child was rescued and “has been reunited with her family.”

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