Law enforcement quickly responded to a reported “active hostage situation” at a UPS mail facility in Logan Township, New Jersey early Monday morning. The situation has since been “resolved,” says Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore.
According to local reporting, a man entered the facility, pistol-whipped a security guard on duty, and fired several shots before taking two individuals hostage. One of the hostages is reportedly the man’s ex-girlfriend. A source told the Associated Press that there were no injuries from the initial shooting.
Another witness told NBC10 that the shooter, while holding the gun to the woman’s head, yelled, “I am not going to jail, but I will kill you.”
According to Fiore, the shooter was later shot and rushed to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known. Both hostages are reportedly safe.
UPS and the FBI have been working alongside law enforcement, but neither has provided additional information on the situation or about who was involved.
Other employees in the facility were able to evacuate successfully, and a bus was used to transport them to a nearby hotel.
A number of other facilities and a school nearby have been on lockdown. All students and staff were also reported safe.
This story is still developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.