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Police: Child held by Indiana bus slaying suspect safe

Armed officers surround house Wednesday March 20 2013 Fort Wayne Ind. where police say man suspected killing bus passenger earlier

Armed officers surround a house Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Fort Wayne, Ind., where police say a man suspected of killing a bus passenger earlier in the day is holding a 3-year-old child hostage. Police say the suspect is holed up the house near the street where a woman was pulled off a bus and fatally shot earlier in the day. (AP Photo/The Journal Gazette, Swikar Patel)

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — 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 said 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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