Update (12:10 p.m.): A New Jersey prosecutor has said that hostage situation at the UPS facility in Gloucester Count has been resolved.
Update (10:44 a.m): Two people are being held hostage by a man at a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey after he walked inside and fired multiple shots at the ceiling. Officials say that the man’s ex-girlfriend is one of the people being held, hostage. There are no reports at this time of anyone at the scene being injured.
What Happened At The Gloucester County UPS Facility?
According to reports, there is a major police presence outside a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey, due to an active shooter situation. At this time, there is no word on any injuries, fatalities, or suspects.
Police were seen responding to the UPS facility — located on Birchcreek Road in Logan Township, New Jersey — around 9:20 a.m. local time. Logan Township is located in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
According to ABC 6, “multiple police vehicles and officers could be seen on the streets outside the sprawling complex.”
Furthermore, reports indicate that responding officers could be seen “ducking behind police vehicles outside a loading ramp.”
The scene of the shooting has been described as a “large warehouse.” Specifically, it is a UPS Mail Innovations facility, which the company describes as:
UPS Mail Innovations are designed for shippers that send out items in bulk. We move these items through our network and then we hand the items over to USPS for the final delivery. UPS will just do the regular standard delivery for packages depending on the service level the shipper selected such as next day air, 2nd day air or ground.
UPS released the following brief statement about the active shooting:
“UPS is working with law enforcement as they respond to an active shooter situation at one of the company’s supply chain processing facilities in Logan Township, New Jersey. We cannot provide information about the identity of people involved at this time.”
Additionally, the New Jersey State Police Department released the following statement on Twitter:
“Local and county authorities have responded to an incident in Logan Township, Gloucester County. Media inquiries should be directed to those entities.”
Local and county authorities have responded to an incident in Logan Township, Gloucester County. Media inquiries should be directed to those entities. #alert
— NJSP – State Police (@NJSP) January 14, 2019
The reports of an active shooter situation at a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey, is just the latest in a string of active shooter incidents that have plagued the United States of America in recent years.
Despite the mounting death totals, our nation’s lawmakers have made little progress in making our society safer from these kinds of attacks. In 2017, n 2017, the United States had a total of 346 mass shootings. In 2018, there were over 300 mass shootings in the country.