Postal worker in Rolla kills self after taking co-workers hostage

Chief Sean Fagan with the Rolla Police Department said the worker was armed with a gun and took three co-workers hostage at around 1 p.m. after he finished his route.

ROLLA, MO. - A postal worker killed himself after a hostage situation Sunday evening.

Chief Sean Fagan with the Rolla Police Department said the worker was armed with a gun and took three co-workers hostage at around 1 p.m. after he finished his route.

One of the co-workers was able to call police at around 1:30, and SWAT officers were called in to assist. Police negotiated the release of the hostages and at around 6:30 the SWAT team entered the building and found the man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was identified Monday as 33-year-old Benedict J.G. Benito of Rolla. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

No police or hostages were injured.

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