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Hijacker of UPS truck is shot and killed in San Jose

A standoff has ended with authorities killing a gunman they say hijacked a UPS truck with the driver inside.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office says the chase began Thursday in South San Jose after the box truck was hijacked. The office says the gunman shot at pursuers.

The truck crossed town and stopped on First Street after a spike strip blew one tire while more than two dozen police cars blocked it in from behind.

After a standoff, a woman deputies initially described as a suspect left the truck and was taken into custody. The UPS driver was freed shortly before 7 p.m.

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The gunman was shot a short time later after he ran out of the truck, apparently holding a shotgun.


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