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Murder suspect surrenders after holding four hostages for four hours: cops

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GARY — A hostage situation ended after about four hours Thursday night when a murder suspect released four hostages and turned himself in to police. There were no injuries.

Police received information that an 18-year-old man who was wanted on a murder charge in Hammond was at a home near 24th Avenue and Fairbanks Street, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said. When police approached about 6:45 p.m., the man was holding four hostages in the residence.

Hammond Police called in Lake County’s command team. The suspect released two hostages, then hours later released two more hostages and then surrendered about 10:40 p.m. Hammond authorities took the suspect into custody.

“It turned out good,” Buncich said. “The officers are safe, and there were no other injuries.”

Gary Police Department also assisted with the arrest.



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