Crime

Port Arthur Police Hostage Negotiators End Standoff Peacefully, Suspect in Custody

Late Saturday night, around 10:08 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to the 7600 block of 9th Ave. in reference to a disturbance, according to a news release.

When the officers arrived, they were told an adult and three juveniles were being held at gunpoint inside an apartment against their will.

Port Arthur Police Hostage Negotiators and the Police SWAT team were called to the scene.

After a three hour standoff, the hostage negotiators got the suspect to surrender without incident and none of the hostages were injured.

The suspect was taken into custody, charged with several counts of unlawful restraint and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division with PAPD.

Written by Thomas Scott

Categories: Crime

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