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Virginia officer kills man who took hostages in sports bar

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say police killed a man who took several people hostage inside a sports bar.

Newport News police said officers received a call Saturday about a violent person at the Pondo Cafe. Arriving officers heard a gunshot from inside the restaurant, and were able to communicate with the hostages, who said one of them had been shot.

A police statement says officers forced their way in and spotted the suspect raising a weapon and pointing it at police. A veteran officer then fatally shot the suspect, identified Monday as 35-year-old Caleb Jackson Jr.

Police say the hostage who was shot is hospitalized in stable condition.

The officer is on administrative leave. Police spokeswoman Jamie Bastas says the officer is white and Jackson was black.

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