2 held hostage in historic Savannah restaurant

Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:05 AM
Last updated 10:10 AM
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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah-Chatham police tactical unit this morning is handling a man, believed armed with machine gun, who has barricaded himself at the Olde Pink House restaurant on Abercorn Street.

  Morris News Service
Morris News Service

The incident first unfolded about 8 a.m. Officers have barricaded some streets downtown.

Police are telling bystanders the suspect was chased into the Pink House and is holding two hostages. Police were turning away employees who were reporting for work.

Numerous witnesses say a crime occured at Broughton and Bull and that shots were fired. At least two ambulances have responded.

Broughton and Drayton have been taped off as a crime scene.

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Willow Bailey
Willow Bailey 05/17/12 - 02:41 pm
So are they free yet?

So are they free yet?

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