One dead in officer-involved shooting in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ)

A person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Huntington.

It happened just before 6:30 a.m. near the 900 block of 8th Street Tuesday.

According to Huntington Police, it was a hostage situation and the hostage taker is dead.

Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial tells WSAZ the suspect fired at officers and police fired back.

There's no word how many hostages were involved.

Officers say no one else was hurt.

8th St. is closed in the area.

No other information has been released.

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