Riverside, CA – At around 11am this morning, a man took a teacher hostage at Castle View Elementary School. Linda Montgomery was held hostage for 6 hours before police rescued her. After negotiators had no contact and not heard from the victim during conversations with the suspect, police decided to enter the classroom.
Upon entering the classroom, the suspect was shot by a police officer. It is unknown how many times, or where he was shot. Condition of suspect is also unknown but he is in the hospital.
Linda Montgomery is safe but has been taken to the hospital to be checked out.
Police do not know motive yet.
Riverside police just set off at least two flash-bang diversionary explosives at hostage situation at Castle View Elementary. pic.twitter.com/EJnbffn6O0
— Brian Rokos (@Brian_Rokos) November 1, 2017
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Police have made entry to the Riverside classroom where a teacher was being held hostage… @ABC7 @ABC7JT
— christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) November 1, 2017
Hostage situation at Castle View Elementary in Riverside has ended, hostage was Linda Montgomery, 70, a longtime teacher at the school
— SAC on Scene (@SAConScene) November 1, 2017
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