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Man arrested in Vancouver parking lot hostage incident


VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say deputies arrested a man after they say he held people hostage in a vehicle in a Vancouver Walmart parking lot and then caused the store to go into lockdown when he fled.

KOMO-TV reports deputies responded to a report of a hostage situation at about 11:15 a.m. Friday.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigators say three people were using meth in a car when the driver claimed drugs and money were missing and wouldn’t let them leave.

Investigators say the driver, Justin Eugene Godsy, later let a man out of the car to steal jumper cables from the store.

The sheriff’s office says the man asked employees to call 911.

When deputies arrived, they say Godsy and a woman in the vehicle fled and that the man ran through Walmart.

The sheriff’s office said Godsy then hid behind an R,V where deputies took him into custody.


Information from: KOMO-TV,

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