New Jersey UPS shooting: Gunman has two female hostages

New Jersey UPS shooting: Gunman has two female hostages

New Jersey UPS shooting: Gunman has two female hostages

UPS said it's working with law enforcement, which is responding to a supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, Gloucester County. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident, he said.

According to NBC New York, a man entered the UPS sorting facility and fired shots into the ceiling before taking his ex-girlfriend and another person hostage.

Hours earlier, Fiore told reporters that police were speaking via telephone with the hostage taker, who had barricaded himself and the two women in a room at the UPS facility. Police were first called to the scene at around 8:30 a.m. on the morning of January 14.

Officials said there was some kind of relationship between the suspect and one of the female hostages, but provided no details.

Police have closed several roads in the area as they have surrounded sections of the building.

Television news footage showed armed officers crouching behind one of the vehicles. The company did not release any information about who was involved in the shooting. They are employees of the UPS facility.

The building, located in an industrial district of the south New Jersey township of 6,000, is a bulk mail processing facility, UPS said.

CBS Philadelphia reports that schools in the Logan Township School district have been placed on modified lockdown, meaning classes are going on as normal but nobody is allowed in or out of schools.

The Swedesboro-Woolwich School District in Gloucester County issued a statement on Facebook to parents saying all students and staff "are safe and our administration is on alert".

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