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DPS: Hostage taker, hostage dead

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(Department of Public Safety) — Sometime between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Thursday, local and federal law enforcement agencies conducted a breach into the suspect's residence. Upon making contact with the suspect, the suspect fired multiple rounds directly towards officers. Officers returned fire and managed to neutralize the threat.

The suspect is confirmed to be deceased at this time. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the situation, the female hostage is also confirmed to be deceased.

Federal partners, including CNMI Department of Public Safety Internal Affairs and the Criminal Investigative Bureau, are conducting a thorough investigation of the incident.

DPS will release more information on the current situation once it becomes available.

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