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Hostage Situation Ends in Wyoming Co.

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UPDATE---Pineville, W.Va.----A hostage situation in Pineville has ended.

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at approximately 2:17pm, the West Virginia State Police and members of the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 complaint of a person brandishing a gun inside Charlie's Pharmacy on Main Street, in Pineville, West Virginia.

According to State Police, Vickie Acord, 40, from Jeese, West Virginia had taken an employee hostage, demanding pain medication.

The Wyoming County Sheriff's Department, State Police, and Pineville Police Department responded.  

After a two hour standoff with authorities, Acord left the back room of the pharmacy and walked toward the law enforcement.

Acord was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Kidnapping and one count of Armed Robbery. She was transported to Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment before a Wyoming County Magistrate.

Wyoming County Prosecutor Mike Cochrane said, "Good job by the Sheriff's Department and State Police on what was a safe arrest with no one hurt."

 

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