Man dies, woman escapes hostage situation in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Police in South Carolina say a hostage situation ended with a woman escaping from a home and a man found dead inside.

Multiple media outlets reported Columbia police were called to a home shortly after midnight Wednesday and found a man threatening a woman in the house.

Police say they heard a single gunshot about 1 a.m. and the woman ran from the home. She was not hurt.

Officers found the man dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The names of those involved have not been released.

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