Breaking: Man arrested after four-hour standoff

Crime

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man is in custody after police say he held family members hostage.

The incident started Monday night around 10 at a house on Roebuck Drive. Birmingham police say a gunman was holding three teenagers and two adults hostage in the house. The adults were able to get out. Police say the gunman eventually let the children out.

Police brought in a hostage negotiator who was able to talk the man out of the house. The incident lasted four hours.  No one was hurt.

Police have not released the man’s name.

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