Parent holds teacher hostage, gets shot

(KTLA) — A parent who allegedly took a teacher hostage at a Riverside elementary school Tuesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and hourslong standoff, was shot by police and is in custody, authorities said.

The man was taken from the scene in a stretcher and put in an ambulance about 6 p.m. Tuesday after officers entered the classroom where the hostage was held, and an officer-involved shooting occurred, Riverside police said.

After being in fear of the victim’s safety all day, police said Linda Montgomery, 70, was safe after the incident, but taken to a hospital as a precaution. It is unclear what led up to the police shooting, but police also used a flash bang to distract the suspect, officials said. His condition is unknown.



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