September 2, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Irvine police say a five-hour hostage
standoff has ended with the arrest of a gunman. But one person is
dead and two have been hospitalized.
Alwyn Gibson, 24, of Fairfield, Texas was arrested shortly after
2 a.m. Saturday for investigation of murder.
Lt. Rick Handfield says Gibson is the ex-boyfriend of an Irvine woman. Police say he knocked on her family's door at around 9 p.m. Friday and took her father, mother and brother hostage.
A SWAT team evacuated at least six surrounding homes and hostage
negotiations began. However, Handfield says before Gibson
surrendered, he apparently used a silenced handgun to kill the father and wound the other two hostages.
Handfield says Gibson's ex-girlfriend doesn't live at the home and wasn't there at the time of the shootings.
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