Suspect shot, hostages safe after incident at UPS facility in New Jersey

Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 12:11:47-05

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The suspect in a hostage situation at a New Jersey UPS facility has been shot and taken to the hospital, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.

Officials say two female hostages are also safe.

Police surrounded an area around a loading dock Monday morning at a UPS processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles south of Philadelphia.

An employee at the facility says he heard an apparent gunshot and began to run.

Allen Anthony Dowling tells The Associated Press he heard a fellow worker say someone had a gun.

Dowling says he then heard what he thought was a gunshot and began to run along with other employees.

Television news footage showed armed officers crouching behind one of the vehicles.

In a statement, UPS said it was working with law enforcement on an active shooter situation, but did not provide details or identify if any employees were involved.

Schools in the area were put on a modified lockdown.

WPTV contributed to this report.