Trenton Hostage Standoff Ends, 3 Kids Safe
Gunman reportedly in custody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2013 6:01 AM CDT
Police crime scene tape in this file photo. Police in Trenton say a three-day-old hostage situation has ended with the gunman in custody.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

(Newser) – A standoff with an armed man who took multiple hostages inside a Trenton home has ended and three children are safe, police said early today. "The Trenton hostage situation is resolved, the three children are safe, and the area is secure," a state police spokesman said. He said the standoff ended at 3:45am, but refused to reveal any more about the standoff, including how it ended, what became of the gunman, any information about the children, and if there were any other hostages. The Trenton Times reports that the gunman's girlfriend and one of her five children had been killed and that the gunman is in custody; more details are forthcoming at a press conference later today.

The man, whose identity has not been released, had been holed-up in a two-story red brick house in South Trenton, authorities said. The standoff began Friday afternoon. During the standoff, police declined to give any details on the number of people being held, their ages or relationship to the armed man. Earlier, another state police spokesman had described the standoff as an "ongoing, tense situation" and said police were working to "bring this to a peaceful end." Yesterday, family members of a woman they said was among the hostages grew angry, with some going under police tape and confronting officers. "Do something! Do something!" screamed a man who said he was the woman's nephew. "Make something happen!"

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Smitty6398
May 12, 2013 3:18 PM CDT
Haven't figured out where this all took place; TRENTON WHERE? GA; KY; TN; TX; or NEW JERSEY ? My guess would be NJ. Sure has drawn a crowd of anti-gun nuts. Typical reaction, to blame an inanimate object for the actions of a demonized on deranged person who had control of it. The NRA has nothing to do with policing the Laws or Regulations formulated by the (sometimes ignorant, some times blind and deaf) elected, or appointed, bodies of government. The NRA is not part of YOUR POLICE STATE. It receives no public funds, although it frequently provides research and guidance and assistance to public agencies. A large part of the Firearms Education in this country is conducted under the auspices of NRA trained personnel. Using the concept that the instruments are the root of all crime, the State should have just put Jodi's gun and knife on trial.
123Och32
May 12, 2013 1:48 PM CDT
BAN THE GUNS AND AMMO, NOW!
Ivan_the_Gypsy
May 12, 2013 10:38 AM CDT
Sorry to know there are anti-gun nuts like Drewzy who think these criminals actually use legally registered guns. They live in a fantasy world if they believe that.