The mayor of village Wytheville, Trent Crewe has reportedly said to the media that five people who happened to be inside the building were taken hostages. There is no report as to who is holding them, or whether its one person or more than one.
Out of the five people, three of the hostages were employees at the post office and two were said to be customers. Emergency police radio reported gunfire shots but no one has been injured.
State police in Virginia has set access points and have ordered the SWAT team to help out in this situation. Reports of an explosives team on the site are also being made to the media.
The hostage situation at Wytheville VA started at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Are you a local or know somebody from that area? Do you have any information on this?