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Chief: 1 shot dead after hostage situation

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KFVS) -

Early Saturday morning, Blytheville police officers were involved in a deadly shooting in response to a 911 call of a person being held hostage, according to Police Chief Ross Thompson.

Thompson says the Arkansas State Police were contacted to investigate the shooting, and the Blytheville Police Department is conducting an internal investigation.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigations. 

No further information from the Blytheville Police Department is available.

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