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Black Like Moi reports:
After being denied food stamp benefits, Rachelle Grimmer, 38, committed suicide in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office in Laredo late Monday afternoon — after holding a supervisor hostage and critically wounding her two children, said authorities.
Investigator Joe Baeza of the Laredo Police Department, contends that Grimmer was obviously angry that her case had been denied and that she walked around the office threatening employees with a handgun.
“She had issues and felt that she had been let down by social services in general,” Baeza told Reuters on Tuesday. “She was making all sorts of outlandish claims.”
Over three dozen employees and participants were present at the time of the incident, and a SWAT team was able to clear the building and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, not before Grimmer took a male supervisor hostage.