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Hostages Rescued after Hours-Long Standoff at Jack in the Box

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Photo of the final hostage to be released. (Photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

SACRAMENTO–

Police took control of a hostage situation at a Jack in the Box along Folsom Boulevard near Florin Perkins Road, resorting to storming the business.

Flash bang grenades or gunfire was reported to have gone off around 3:45 p.m.

Soon after, a female hostage was seen being released.

The suspect was reportedly shot by police and has been transported to the UC Davis Medical Center. His condition has not been released at this time.

Police originally responded to a barricaded person inside a Jack in the Box on Folsom Boulevard near Florin Perkins Road just before noon Saturday.

The suspect intended to rob the place, but the situation quickly escalated to a hostage situation. Only one suspect is believed to be involved, police say.

The suspect then held at least two women at gunpoint for over three hours. Just after 3 p.m., one woman was confirmed by police to have been released unharmed.

Police blocked off the shopping center and the road on that block. The exact tactics police used to apprehend the suspect are not being released at this time.

Chris Biele, Ben Deci, Rowena Shaddox, Darren McQuade and Carlos Rodriguez contributed to this report.