Police shoot, kill man who took hostages at UPS facility

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A man who took two women hostage at a UPS facility in Gloucester County was shot and killed by police, according to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says that police officers shot and killed 39-year-old William Owens, of Sicklerville, after he burst into the facility and took hostages inside the Logan Township facility.

 
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Authorities say that Owens came to the facility around 8:45 a.m. Monday armed with a gun. He apparently had a prior relationship with one of the women, according to Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore.

The SWAT team shot Owens after he came out of the building with both of the women.

Owens had fired three shots inside the building, but no one was hurt.

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