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Walmart Hostage Situation Caught On Video

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A scary and ultimately fatal hostage situation at an Oklahoma Walmart was caught on tape by the store’s security camera. The MWC police force released the video today showing 37-year-old Sammie Wallace taking a 2-year-old girl hostage at knife point.

According to ABC, the Walmart hostage situation occurred on June 17 at a store in Midwest City, Oklahoma. The little girl was shopping with her mother, Alice Keating, when Wallace snatched the child out of the woman’s shopping cart.

The man held a knife up to the toddler as authorities tried to convince him to let the little girl go. The hostage situation ended when an officer shot and killed Wallace at point blank range.

Midwest City Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter said: “He had a weapon in his hand. A knife-type weapon holding up against the child, threatening the child’s life.”

According to WPEC TV, officers quickly evacuated the store and started negotiating with Wallace. They talked to Wallace for about 30 minutes before Wallace told them that he was going to kill the girl in 60 seconds. Wallace pressed the knife against the child’s neck and started counting down from 60. That’s when officer shot and killed him.

Former FBI agent Brad Garrett said: “When a subject starts telling you that in 60 seconds he’s going to kill a hostage, that’s going to move you right up to the point that you will shoot him and that’s what occurred in this case.”

Here’s a video of the Walmart hostage situation.

Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said: “Obviously, our goal was to talk him down to get him to release the child. Unfortunately, we weren’t successful but we were successful in saving this child and the fact is that Capt. Huff’s actions were extremely heroic and he waited till the very last moment.”

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52 Responses to “Walmart Hostage Situation Caught On Video”

  1. Anonymous

    This poor Baby will have to live with this fact for the rest of her life! Get her some help one day! She'll need it!

  2. Jay Mei Cee

    Good lord, the psychos are out in force this summer. What on earth would posses a man to do something like this?

  3. Arthur J Perry

    Too bad individuals sink to this insane level without family or friends intervening.This very well may have been a case of suicide by Cop.I pray the Cop can get over this without any guilt or stress.

  4. William Paul Smith

    One less piece of shit that nobody has to worry about, great job officer!

  5. James Mazzocco

    I love police-speak. "Knife-type weapon." I need to start oral-type talking like that. Anyone up for ice-type cream? We can take my car-type automobile. Don't worry, I'll cover the check-type bill.

  6. Anonymous

    Holding a 2 year old hostage at knife point is inappropriate behavior.

  7. Rick Riffel

    shes only two… she won't remember much and won't remember long.. unless of course everybody and her parents want to drag it out with years of therepy

  8. Rick Riffel

    shes only two… she won't remember much and won't remember long.. unless of course everybody and her parents want to drag it out with years of therepy

  9. Pat Knight

    How come no one is rioting because a black man took a white girl? double standard now get off Paula Deen backside.

  10. Cindy Walko-Carlson

    I agree with Rick.. two is an age where she will forget, especially if the parents are good about not talking and rehashing it in front of her.

  11. Cindy Walko-Carlson

    Who would have ever guessed… I hope you were saying that as a joke.

  12. Anonymous

    dam dumb a$$ brought a knife to a gunfight dumb //igger.

  13. Jenna Animerocks

    Not a double standard. What does race have to do with any of this? Would you have had made the same comment had the man been white? I don't think so. This is the work of a crazy man. But judging by your page it seems to me you have issues that you should deal with by talking with a counselor. Don't take out your hatred out on other people just because their skin color is different than yours.

  14. Anonymous

    yeah, but with paula deen, it's white people that is calling her racist and white people that are closing their ties with her. but i agree, Pat Knight, you're a racist spewing words without knowledge of a situation- ignorance.

  15. Anonymous

    good riddance to bad rubbish I say. what a coward!

  16. Rosemary Keller

    Rick Riffel – i have a 2 yr old and trust me she remembers things. some 2 yr old's talk and all kids have nightmares. she will need help about this eventually. right now her family needs the most help. she so far doesnt but she will cuz we have no idea what frame of mind her parent(s) and family will be enduring because this can cause mommy to drink ( if she wasnt already a drinker and do other stuff too thats abnormal and or she could self-harm because her frame of mind is now a scrambled egg. put yourself into the parents' shoes and remind yourself of when you were 2. if that was me, i wouldve remembered it for years and would have horrific flashbacks.

  17. Joy Lowe McCoy

    why am I not surprised! they need a security guard to walk around the stores like target does! walmart is a scary place.

  18. Anonymous

    Good deal. And thanx once again Abe Lincolon, you no good bassturd.

  19. John West

    ccjj59, that's what you racist pervs don't get man; grabbing and or hurting shortys (any color) aint fighting man, that's being sicko….and if what I saw on the video was what it appeared, then this
    //igger, who'd be your huckleberry any damn day, saw what should become the cure for ALL weaponized nutballs.

  20. Charlie Smith

    I'm glad the child was safe. It's a shame that this scumbag was able to even get this far. We MUST look into the mental health areas of these whackos much closer. In addition, where's Obama here running his mouth? How about the media? Hummmmmmmmmmmmm….I know the reason. Do you? We're living in a ridiculous time period full of BS, Political correctness, everyone receives a trophy for bad behavior and we need to get back to basics. In closing, no rehab for people like this. We must slash the red ink, correct? I'm so glad this child is ok…I'd have shot this moron personally if he took my son. I'm a hell of a shot, by the way! Insane times we're in right now.

  21. Anonymous

    F*CK WITH MY CHILD AND THE POLICE WILL BE SCRAPING YOUR A** OFF THE WALLS!

  22. Charlie Smith

    I'm glad the child was safe. It's a shame that this scumbag was able to even get this far. We MUST look into the mental health areas of these whackos much closer. In addition, where's Obama here running his mouth? How about the media? Hummmmmmmmmmmmm….I know the reason. Do you? We're living in a ridiculous time period full of BS, Political correctness, everyone receives a trophy for bad behavior and we need to get back to basics. In closing, no rehab for people like this. We must slash the red ink, correct? I'm so glad this child is ok…I'd have shot this moron personally if he took my 3 year old son, or any of our children. I'm a hell of a shot, by the way! Insane times we're in right now.

  23. Ann Johiissoon

    I am sure the suspect for whatever reason mentally unstable wanted to die. He walks into a Walmart and takes a little girl out of a cart, holds a knife to her neck and tells the officer in 60 seconds he will slice her throat. Oh yeah, he knew he was going to die. Sure I congratulate the fact that the little girl was not hurt but the officer got right up on the suspect and shot him. I'm sure there was no adrenalin flowing in that guys body as he sat and waited for the police to shot him in the head and rightly so because a mentally ill person is unpredictable and you don't want to take any chances with a childs life, the one smart thing this guy knew would do the trick.

  24. Janet Moore

    and you people that have turned your back on paula deen would condemn this mother for letting the word nigger fly out of her when thought her babys throat was going to be cut, paula deen had a pistol put in her face by a blackman. what would the black community call us, creepy ass crackers?

  25. Justin McKeighan

    Smart move on the officers part by moving in close range. Not only did he save the girl, he got the satisfaction of making sure that sick man was dead.

  26. Tracy Alberts

    @ Pat.. You are fricking pathetic.. Completely different situation, and if you cant see that you are as bad as the person that would take a little 2 years old girl hostage and hold a knife to her throat for 30 minutes.. You are the definition on WHY there is racism in this country to begin with. If I lived near you I would kick your ass.. You need a good ass kicking back into reality.. Then again that probably wouldn't help a racist person like you..

  27. Kathy Evanko

    Are your out of your mind? This is not a question of race, color, sex etc. This s a TWO YEAR OLD INNOCENT CHILD. aka. INNOCENT CHILD who has not had to deal with a bigoted upbringing. Black, White, Yellow, Indian or any other skin pigmentation. The blood is red, the parts are like an old chevy, interchangeable. If I gave my parts to another, the only thing I would like in return is to be part of their family. Been there, done that, in the Military and in Law Enforcement. Retired from both. My brother and sister, are my brother and sister regardless……. THINK! Grow up! It's Time! Thanks for those who gave so much so we can continue. The rest is irreverent!

  28. Jerry Buege

    Why do they take all the fun out of showing that crack-head's brains getting splattered all over the produce? glad for a happy ending…

  29. Jerry Buege

    build a bridge and get over it…be thankful she's alright..not being a slobbering drunk because of it.be strong for the kid,don't be a pussy…

  30. Ct Moore

    Some loser took a little girl hostage! This is a crime point blank! What does Paula Deen's backwards southern views and lack of education have to do with this?

  31. Calhoun James

    If that had been a white man with a black baby the fires would still be burning. Jessie Jackson don't help white people. Just saying there is your double stander.

  32. Anonymous

    β€œHe abducts the child and hands the cellphone to the mother, and demands she make a call to a Dallas police officer,” Clabes said.

    Suicide by cop.

  33. Christopher Koulouris

    Granted this was a life or death situation and in the end the police had to do what they did, that said one can't help but feel saddened by the loss of life of an obviously mentally challenged individual, despite the overwhelming support on the web for his blood…

    On some level one wonders what this suggests about society's stance towards challenged individuals…

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/07/video-sammie-wallace-fatally-shot-point-blank-after-snatching-girl-from-walmart-cart/