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Michigan State Police shoot, kill parole absconder following alleged hostage situation

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Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 10:49 AM EDT
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ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: The Michigan State Police Fugitive Team fatally shot a parole absconder Wednesday in western Michigan, authorities said.

According to a Twitter post from Michigan State Police, the shooting happened in Orangeville Township in Barry County.

Authorities say the 41-year-old man was in a vehicle with a woman.

When officers approached the man, he “produced an edged weapon” and it became a hostage situation.

Two members of the team fired multiple shots, killing the suspect. The woman was injured, however, police did not say how.

Police did not give the name of the suspect or the woman involved in the incident.

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