Sunday, May 12, 2013

Police end hostage standoff in New Jersey, detain suspect

A tense weekend standoff in a South Trenton, New Jersey, neighborhood ended early on Sunday when police took a man into custody after he held several children hostage for about 36 hours.
"The hostage situation has been resolved," State Police Sergeant Adam Grossman told Reuters. "The children are safe."

Grossman said the suspect was taken into custody at 3:45 a.m. EDT (0745 GMT), but declined to comment on his identity or any other details of the standoff.