An armed man who held a Holiday Inn employee hostage Friday was shot to death after Long Beach police responded to the hotel.
Police responded to a call of a man with a gun inside the hotel's lobby just before 1 a.m. on the 2600 block of North Lakewood Boulevard.
There, they saw an armed man who held an employee hostage with a handgun. The suspect was struck twice in the torso then transported to a hospital, where he died, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
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Details on what led up to the shooting have not been made clear.
The hotel employee and police officers were not harmed.