According to a report from The New York Post, a bizarre hostage standoff occurred at a Mississippi Walmart on Wednesday; one woman took an employee at gunpoint and demanded to speak with a news anchor.
The police were able to rescue the hostage after shooting and killing the suspect.
From The New York Post:
Corlunda McGinister, 21, was fatally shot by officers inside the megastore’s Richland location after bizarrely pleading to speak with a news anchor while she held onto the petrified worker, according to authorities and footage of the incident.
Richland police reported on social media Wednesday there was an “incident at Walmart involving a weapon” around 5:45 p.m., and then hours later issued another report that there was an “officer-involved shooting” inside the chain store.
Footage circulating online showed a woman, who appeared to be holding a gun, making a specific demand.
“Hey, give me a news anchor down here right now,” the woman said as she appeared to have the gun in one hand while using her other hand to hold onto the hostage.
The woman also said she had no intention of hurting anybody. She resisted calls to let the woman go during the frightening episode, according to the video.
“I’m not trying to hurt anybody,” the woman said. “Give me a news anchor.”
Footage also showed police officers repeatedly demanding that she drop her gun as she continued to demand a news anchor.
Watch the clip above. More over at The New York Post:
— New York Post (@nypost) December 23, 2022