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Suspect in custody after standoff, hostage situation at Beaumont apartment complex

Beaumont police said the hostages have been released and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police have a suspect in custody after a hostage situation at an apartment complex took place Friday morning.

It happened at the Breakwater Bay Apartments located at 4375 N. Major Drive. Beaumont Police responded to call about a disturbance shortly after 10:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, responding officers learned a suspect had barricaded himself inside an apartment complex was holding two people hostage.

As SWAT and negotiators arrived to provide assistance,12News crews at the scene were instructed to leave for their own safety.

Beaumont Police, firefighters, SWAT teams, and even a police sharp shooter dressed in tactical gear on top of a military style vehicle were seen as officials prepared for any possible outcome.

The hostages were released and the suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to Beaumont Police. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of "aggravated kidnapping-family violence."

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

SWAT Hostage Situation has been safely resolved. Hostages released and suspect in custody without incident. Press release to follow.

Posted by Beaumont Police on Friday, January 7, 2022

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From a Beaumont Police Department release:

On Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:31 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to Breakwater Bay Apartments located at 4375 N. Major Drive in reference to a disturbance. During the altercation, the suspect barricaded himself and two hostages inside the apartment. BPD SWAT and Negotiators responded to the scene. During the almost 5 hour long situation, officers were able to negotiate the release of the hostages and the suspect eventually surrendered.
The suspect was placed under arrest for two counts of Aggravated Kidnapping-Family Violence.
The investigation is on-going.

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