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.