Taser Ends 9-Hour Hostage Standoff

Woman, infant not hurt

Sunday, Oct 16, 2011  |  Updated 11:40 AM CDT
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Taser Ends 9-Hour Hostage Standoff

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File image. Police used a Taser on a man they say was holding a woman and infant hostage Saturday night.

A man who police say was holding a woman and her infant hostage inside a South Side apartment was tasered and then arrested Sunday morning, more than nine hours after the standoff began.

It all began with a domestic disturbance around 9:10 p.m. Saturday in the 6700 block of South Jeffrey Boulevard, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Inside the apartment, a man was holding a woman and baby hostage, according to police.

Police tased the man and took him into custody at 6:43 a.m., ending the incident.

The suspect was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center where he remains in custody as of 9:10 a.m., according to Kubiak, who said the woman and child were not harmed.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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