Walmart hostage situation leaves suspect fatally shot, 2-year-old unharmed

July 2, 2013

A mother had just turned away when a stranger pulled her 2-year-old daughter out of their shopping cart.

Witnesses called 9-1-1 as the man held a knife to the child. One shopper blocked the man with his cart until police arrived.

Police tried to negotiate, but the man suddenly started a countdown. That's when one officer distracted him, while another fired a single deadly shot.

The incident was shown on surveillance video.

The little girl was not physically harmed.

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