Police: 2 taken hostage in Sharonville hotel room, 3 under arrest

Police: 2 taken hostage in Sharonville hotel room, 3 under arrest
The suspects are identified by police as Bandon Lee York, 30, and Ryan M. Carrell, 39, both of Middletown, and Jamie K. Strack, 37, of Fairfield.

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (FOX19) - Three suspects are under arrest after two people were held hostage in a Sharonville hotel room early Tuesday, police said.

Police said they responded to the Days Inn in the 11000 block of Lebanon Road just after 5:30 a.m. when someone called 911 reported seeing several people enter a second floor hotel room with guns.

Police determined three suspects entered the room, demanded drugs and money and held two hotel guests against their will, Lt. Mark Preuss told FOX19 NOW at the scene.

All five were taken into custody when police arrived.

Police reports show the three suspects had air soft or BB guns that looked like firearms.

The report says it was implied by the suspects that the guns were actual firearms.

Police said the suspects demanded drugs and money or else victims would be shot. The suspects assaulted the victims during the incident.

The victims suffered “very minor injuries" and declined medical assistance, police wrote in a news release.

The three suspects - two men and a woman - were detained without incident, Preuss said.

Officers recovered two simulated guns, along with masks, he added.

The suspects are identified by police as Bandon Lee York, 30, and Ryan M. Carrell, 39, both of Middletown, and Jamie K. Strack, 37, of Fairfield.

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