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UPDATE: Man Arrested for Hostage Standoff & Shooting in Granger

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A stand-off ended Wednesday night after SWAT Officers had to storm a house in Sunnyside where a man was holding hostages. A stand-off ended Wednesday night after SWAT Officers had to storm a house in Sunnyside where a man was holding hostages.

UPDATE: GRANGER, WA --New information about a crime spree that rocked the Lower Valley Wednesday night, starting with a car jacking in Sunnyside and ending with a hostage situation near Granger.

It almost could have been a scene from a movie, but unfortunately it was all very real. Sunnyside Police said it started around 7 p.m. when 27-year-old Richard Yallup from Toppenish pointed a loaded shotgun at a man and his daughter, forcing them to get out of their car. He then led police on a 100 mile per hour high speed chase, ramming two police cars.

"I was walking going to my Uncles, and I could hear the cops and everything chasing the person last night," said *Alex, who lives in Sunnyside.

Police said Yallup crashed in the area of Cherry Hill in Granger. He then took off running, but not before shooting at an officer who returned fire.

Police said Yallup shot through the door of a nearby house, hitting a woman. Things got worse when he took the people inside hostage.

"I know the people that live there," said *Justin, a witness to the heavy police activity. "They're good people and so it's concerning that it's happening here. It's something you would hear in the big city, car jackings and things like that and hostage situations."

While hostage negotiators were attempting to make contact, police said the victims overpowered Yallup. That's when multiple swat teams quickly took the suspect into custody. Neighbors are still shaken but said they're grateful the outcome wasn't deadly.

"You just never know in those types of situations what frame of mind he is in," said *Justin. "He could have very well murdered somebody. He was firing round after round with a shotgun, blowing the door open with a shotgun. So that tells you a lot right there, this individual was serious about something."

Yallup faces assault and kidnapping charges, among many other charges.

 

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GRANGER, WA - NBC Right Now is working right now to get information on a hostage situation in Granger along Cherry Hill Wednesday night.

Sunnyside Deputy Police Chief Phil Schneck tells us the scene is secure and the hostage situation has ended.

However, officials say they won't be releasing any information until Thursday. But, Schneck did call the situation complicated.

Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies do tell us though that no one was murdered.

We'll continue to follow this story and keep you updated as we get more information.

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