Hostage Situation at St.Lukes

MANHATTAN — Just shortly after 3pm, Jasper Garrison (50) stormed into the Emergency Room of St.Lukes Hospital and opened fire on hospital staff and visitors. Garrison proceeded to barricade himself in, taking hostages. NYPD officer Aude Castalides was the first responder on the scene.

Garrison was prompt to make demands to Officer Castalides, demanding the presence of an Evolved healer to treat his daughter, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Despite claims from the hospital staff that the registered Evolved Healer on staff cannot treat genetically inherited maladies, Garrison insister that a healer capable of this feat was present at the facility.

The standoff continued amidst chaos created by an unrelated assailant who attacked one of the responding police officers. NYPD has made a statement that this unknown assailant, purportedly named Adam Monroe, is not connected to Garrison, and his involvement at the scene is uncertain. Monroe was accompanied by a white male in his thirties. Both men eluded police custody.

The standoff ended in tragedy when Garrison took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, totaling the lives lost during the incident at three. NYPD are looking for anyone with information pertaining to Adam Monroe and his accomplice, and a reward is being offered for information leading to their arrest.

(Accompanying the article in the New York Times, police sketches of Adam Monroe and his accomplice are with the article. Television news coverage of the incident also includes camera footage of Adam attacking the officer and his escape from the hospital security.)

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