St. Tammany Deputies Open Fire, Alleged Hostage Taker Killed

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A man is dead after being shot and killed Saturday night by St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies.

A sheriff's spokesman says 55-year-old Eddy Longoria of Dallas, Texas was killed when he allegedly pointed a weapon at deputies who were investigating a report that a woman had been taken hostage. It was also reported the man was firing a weapon inside the home on Holifield Lane.

The deputies and the hostage all escaped injury.

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