Jack in the Box holdup suspect shot

Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A holdup at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Sacramento Saturday ended with the alleged gunman shot and in custody and two hostages freed, police said.

The Sacramento Bee reported the hostage situation ended about 3:45 p.m. PST after a SWAT team set off at least three concussion grenades and opened fire.

The Sacramento Press reported the male suspect was being transported to a hospital with gunshots wounds about 3 hours after the incident started.

The Bee said police converged on the eatery about 12:30 p.m. after receiving word of an armed robbery. An unidentified woman was released by the gunman about 2:45 p.m. and a second woman, apparently a restaurant employee, ran out after the grenades and gunfire.

Police Public Information Officer Doug Morse told the Press some neighboring businesses in the shopping center were evacuated during the episode.

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