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The Amarillo Police Department have confirmed that there is an active shooter situation taking place at a local Walmart.

Officials have asked the public to stay to stay away from the area as they detain the area and evacuate patrons out of the west side of the building.

Police have indicated that there is one armed man inside who is believed to be a former Walmart employee and has taken a manager hostage, ABC reports.

There is no word of any injuries or arrests at this time. We will continue to bring you more details as this story develops.

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