Man accused of taking 6 children, 2 adults hostage inside West Memphis home

Man in custody after taking children, adults hostage inside home

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.

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