ROLLA, MO – 7/9/17 – A five hour stand-off has ended in Rolla, Missouri. The Rolla Police Department along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol had been in a stand-off with postal employee at the Rolla Post Office located on West 8th street. Around 6:30 pm officers entered the Post Office and found the gunman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The incident started around 1:30 pm Sunday afternoon when an armed postal employee took 3 co-workers hostages after finishing his delivery route.
Police had deployed a tactical unit and a negotiator to the scene.
The Chief of Police Sean Fagan told Fox 2 that the suspect has been called a very good employee by his supervisor, and had no known issues at work. The chief also said there is no known motive for taking his co-workers hostage or why he had a handgun. But during his conversations with the police he threatened to commit suicide. Fox 2 St. Louis