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Hostage Standoff Ends Peacefully

A terrifying three hour hostage standoff ended peacefully Tuesday night in Mt. Healthy, after police say a gunman who broke into at least three different houses, finally surrendered.

As of early Wednesday morning, police still had more questions than answers, but they say the situation started about 7pm Tuesday. They were called to a residential area near Hamilton Road, after reports that a man had broken into two homes and threatened the people inside with a gun. In both cases, he left without incident, but when he saw Mt. Healthy officers in the neighborhood, police say he led them on a foot chase.

Police say the chase ended when the man ran into a multi-family home and took four people hostage, including an infant. Several blocks of Hamilton Road were closed off. The swat team was called out and began negotiating with the man. About 10:30pm he released two hostages, the infant and a woman.

A few minutes later, police say he gave himself up. Early Wednesday, police were not releasing the man's name, but say he will likely face many charges.

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