Taser Ends 9-Hour Hostage Standoff - NBC Chicago

Taser Ends 9-Hour Hostage Standoff

Woman, infant not hurt



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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.