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New Details: hostage standoff ends at Clinton grocery store

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CLINTON (KWWL) -- A hostage standoff at a grocery store in Clinton ended peacefully.

Police say a 23-year-old man armed with a rifle entered the Jewel-Osco store around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.  They say he took a manager and female employee hostage.  The man reportedly used to work at the store. The female employee is believed to be the man's ex-girlfriend.

Police say smoke alarms were set off to clear everyone else out of the building.  The police evacuated a two-block area.

Authorities say the man released the manager around 9:15 p.m. and released the female employee a short time later.  Police took the suspect into custody.  He had minor injuries. His name has not been released.

Both hostages were unharmed.

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