Shooting prompts hostage situation in Winslow

WINSLOW, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- School officials in Winslow say schools in the area were placed on a "lock out", at the same time as authorities deal with a shooting and hostage situation in the Northern Arizona town.

The school announced the lock out, via a post on its unverified Facebook page Monday morning.



The lock out was lifted just before 2:00 p.m., according to school officials.

While Winslow Unified School District officials only said there is an apparent incident in the city, and that they want to use caution on behalf of its student and staff's safety, FOX 10 has learned from Winslow Police officials that there was a shooting incident with an outstanding suspect.

According to a video update provided by Winslow Police on its unverified Facebook page Monday afternoon, police were called out to reports of a shooting at around 10:15 a.m., and when officers arrived, they found a victim who was shot in the head. That victim was eventually flown to Flagstaff.

The suspect, according to police officials, is named Matthew Garcia, and was located in the 700 block of Mahoney, where he barricaded himself inside a residence, with one hostage inside. The suspect was eventually arrested.


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