Pizza Store Manager Praised for Heroic Action in Hostage Situation


(24/7 News) -- The owner of Cristy's Pizza in Lancaster is praising his store manager's actions during a hostage situation at the restaurant over the weekend.

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Jeff Craiglow spoke about the attack, which happened on Saturday morning during what was thought to be a robbery and more serious when the suspect held a knife to the manager's throat.

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Craiglow said there is no training for that situation or protocol in place, but the manager correctly held the man's attention while employees were able to escape.

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The suspect, identified as Troy Kirk, refused to surrender and was shot and killed by police. The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case.


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