Police Kill Man Holding Pharmacist Hostage at Knifepoint

Article

A police officer recently shot and killed a male suspect holding a knife to a Walgreens pharmacist's throat.

A police officer recently shot and killed a male suspect holding a knife to a Walgreens pharmacist’s throat.

Around 2:30 AM on August 22, 2016, police responded to 911 calls about a man jumping over the pharmacy counter in a Walgreens store in Hamilton, Ohio. A caller told to a dispatcher that he wasn’t sure what was happening and he couldn’t tell if the man was armed, but “it look[ed] a little suspect,” the Associated Press reported.

The 2 officers who arrived at the scene found the suspect holding the pharmacist hostage at knifepoint, Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit related at a news conference about the incident. The man was using the knife to force the unidentified female pharmacist to take out money from the cash drawer, according to a police report.

Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit (Associated Press)

Bucheit said the man didn’t comply with police commands, and after a brief confrontation, one of the officers fatally shot him. The other officer at the scene did not fire any shots. They have both been placed on administrative leave under standard policy.

Bucheit said the pharmacist looked “shook up” but was not hurt, and neither were the 2 officers.

Police are still attempting to identify the suspect who is believed to be in his 20s. They are reviewing store surveillance video and looking for a connection between the suspect and other pharmacy robberies in the Cincinnati area.

Related Videos
cropped view of man performing chest compression on dummy during cpr training class - Image credit: LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS | stock.adobe.com
Medicine law concept. Judges gavel with pills | Image Credit: Iren Moroz - stock.adobe.com
Image credit: New Africa | stock.adobe.com
biosimilar word or concept represented by wooden letter tiles on a wooden table with glasses and a book | Image Credit: lexiconimages - stock.adobe.com
Image credit: alicja neumiler | stock.adobe.com
Laboratory test tubes and solution with stethoscope background | Image Credit: Shutter2U - stock.adobe.com
Image Credit: Pixel-Shot | stock.adobe.com
Pharmacist holding medicine box and capsule pack in pharmacy drugstore. -- Image credit: I Viewfinder | stock.adobe.com
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.