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BREAKING: Mount Vernon WA Police Officer Shot. Suspect Barricaded With Hostages Shooting At Police. Suspect May Be Live Streaming Situation

BREAKING: Mount Vernon WA Police Officer Shot. Suspect Barricaded With Hostages Shooting At Police. Suspect May Be Live Streaming Situation

King 5 News -- 

A Mount Vernon police officer was shot Thursday evening.

Police officers responded to a call about 5:30 p.m. that a man had been shot on North LaVenture Road and East Fir Street. When the officers arrived, they approached a residence, and the suspect began shooting at the officers.

One male officer was shot in the head and taken to Harborview Medical Center. He is in critical condition.

Officers said the suspect is barricaded inside a home, and they believe he has one hostage with him, although it could be more. Police said hostage negotiators are in contact with the suspect.

"It’s a very dynamic situation," said Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis.

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