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Suspect in custody after hostage situation near Tacoma

TACOMA – Police say an armed man was shot and taken into custody in what may have been a robbery gone wrong near Tacoma.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter at about 10 p.m. Thursday that the suspect was in custody after exchanging gunfire with deputies at Sky Motors Inc. in Parkland.

The sheriff’s office said the man was wearing body armor and was hit in the vest by a round fired by deputies.

Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said the suspect entered Sky Motors Inc. in Parkland at about 8 p.m. and held four people at gunpoint. Pastor says when officers arrived three people ran out of the building and that the suspect pulled one person into a back room.

He said a short time later that person ran outside.

Pastor said the man had fired shots throughout the incident but no one was injured.