MPD: Hostage situation near 78th and Calumet ends without anyone seriously hurt; suspect in custody

MPD: Hostage situation near 78th and Calumet ends without anyone seriously hurt; suspect in custody

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A hostage situation in Milwaukee Monday morning, March 22, ended without anyone seriously hurt. 

Just before 4 a.m., police were called to 78th and Calumet, after a report of gunshots and children yelling. Authorities determined it was a domestic violence incident involving a man and woman inside a residence. 

When police arrived, two children were able to escape from inside. 

After several hours of negotiations, the suspect -- who police say is a 32-year-old Milwaukee man -- fired a shot. Police then entered the residence and were able to rescue a woman inside, identified as a 30-year-old Milwaukee woman. 

Officers were met with gunfire but did not return fire, police say. 

The suspect was taken into custody. 

The 30-year-old woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Police say she was not shot. 

Milwaukee police continue to investigate. 

If you are in a domestic violence situation, Milwaukee police urge you to reach out to the department as they have many resources to assist.


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