WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - West Memphis Police Department took a man into custody after they said he was holding eight people hostage.
Police were called to an apartment near Broadway Avenue and South 21st Street around 3 a.m.
Police said a man was inside the home with a gun, holding two adults and six children hostage.
Police took the man into custody at 5:55 a.m. He was later identified as 30-year-old Jerome James. He’s charged with false imprisonment.
Police said they recovered a shotgun from the apartment.
Nobody was injured during the ordeal.