Gunman holds five hostage in Va. post office
A man armed with a weapon and explosives is reportedly holding five people hostage at a post office in Wytheville, Va., according to the Wytheville Enterprise.
The man is said to have five hostages and five pounds of C-4, a common plastic explosive, strapped to his wheelchair, according to police.
According to the Wytheville Enterprise, police were working with the fire department and other agencies to evacuate Main Street.
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| December 23, 2009; 5:38 PM ET
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