Albany Hostage Incident UPDATE
Currently reading http://m.timesunion.com/tu/article/XQCANUly - the story has more versions than "Jingle Bells."
Early Thursday evening, media outlest reported "two people were removed on stretchers" (we assumed suffering from the long ordeal) and one police source hailed the end of the incident as "peaceful." BUT...
By 6pm, one TV station reported that the hostage-taker was wounded by a single bullet, while another report surfaced that both hostage-taker and hostage were wounded. Later it was reported that the single-bullet wound was to the hostage taker and was "self-inflicted."
NEXT it was revealed that ONLY the hostage-taker was shot, twice, by police. Now, we're up to FIVE shots, every single one "missing a vital organ" --- Hah? It would be nice if police would more accurately convey details of incidents like this to the media.
I suggest designating a SINGLE spokesperson as THE ONLY source for newspapers, radio and TV to go to for final outcome information. And of course, that individual should be AVAILABLE and even SCHEDULE an official announcement.
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