Police: Child Held by Bus Slaying Suspect Safe in Indiana

Updated: 03/20/2013 3:55 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Police in northern Indiana say a 3-year-old child is safe after being held hostage for hours by the suspect in a fatal bus shooting.

Fort Wayne police spokeswoman Raquel Foster told The Journal Gazette about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday that the child was safe. It was not immediately clear whether police rescued the child or the suspect was in custody.

Police said about 1 p.m. that the suspect had holed up in a house near where a woman was pulled off a city bus and fatally shot earlier Wednesday. Police said he was holding a 3-year-old hostage.

The relationship between the suspect, the victim and the child wasn't immediately known.

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