Suspect arrested after hours-long standoff, hostage situation near 9th and Pierce

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police responded to a hostage situation Monday, June 6. 

It happened just before 1:45 p.m. near 9th and Pierce. 

According to police, the suspect was allegedly holding several individuals hostage inside a residence. 

Officers made contact with the hostages inside and moved them to safety. However, the suspect barricaded himself and refused to exit. 

A tactical situation was established. Tactical Enforcement Officers and Crisis Negotiators responded.

It was determined the suspect was wanted for several other offenses.

After several hours of negotiations, the suspect, a 27-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested without further incident.

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

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