Pediatrician killed in hostage situation at Austin clinic


AUSTIN, TX (AP) — Police in Texas say a doctor with a terminal cancer diagnosis killed a pediatrician and then himself after taking several hostages at a clinic where he did not work.

Police say Dr. Bharat Narumanchi killed Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson at an Austin clinic on Tuesday.

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Police say four adult hostages were either let go or escaped, and they were not harmed. No children were there at the time.

Police say Narumanchi had applied for a volunteer position at the clinic a week ago and was declined, but he had no other known connection to Dodson.