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Police: Michigan shootings suspect has 2 hostages
Police: Suspect in Michigan shooting spree still has 2 hostages; 1 released earlier unharmed
By The Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) ' Police say the suspect in seven Michigan shooting deaths is holding two people hostage during a standoff with officers.

The suspect released a 53-year-old female hostage unharmed earlier Thursday night. Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk says police thought he had two hostages but learned there was a third person in the house from the woman who was released.

Belk says police are communicating with the suspect, 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler.

A manhunt for Dantzler began after four people were found dead in one Grand Rapids home and three were found in another across town. Belk now says the dead included two children.

The frantic search included a high-speed chase through downtown Grand Rapids during which Belk says the suspect shot two other people. They did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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