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Murder suspect takes hostages, shoots self in N.C., police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A person suspected of murder holed up in a motel room in Charlotte with hostages, and later apparently shot himself, police say.

Although the individual's name and age have not been released yet, police say the person is suspected of being connected to a murder in Greenville, S.C. on Saturday night.

In a statement, the Charlotte police department said members of the SWAT Team heard a gunshot from inside the motel room after gathering outside.

Upon entering the room, it appears the suspect was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital with what was described as serious injuries.

No one else was hurt during the incident, officials said.

The America's Best Hotel on Reagan Drive is the site of the standoff, reports CBS affiliate WBTV's Brody O'Connell.

Police say the standoff began after they located a vehicle connected to the Greenville murder in the parking lot of the motel, WBTV reports.

The motel and nearby streets were closed as a precaution.

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