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Police End California Hostage Situation Peacefully

June 18, 2009  | 

Police in Vallejo, Calif., arrested one man after a nearly four-hour standoff Wednesday in which two reported hostages escaped harm.

The suspect, who has yet to be named, reportedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun around 3 p.m. before barricading himself and two women inside a house in the 500 block of Monterey Street, police Lt. Jim O'Connell said. One woman escaped on her own.

About 6:40 p.m., police units entered the home, freeing the remaining woman and arresting the suspect.

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