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Hostage Situation in Odessa Now Over, Everyone Safe

Hostage Situation
Newswest 9

UPDATE 2:05PM

Our media partners at Newswest 9 are reporting four children were also being held in the apartment where a suspect was holding a female hostage. Everyone in the apartment are safe and the hostage situation ended peacefully. Odessa Police will be sending out a press release later today and we hope to have more information at that time.

 

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Odessa Police are currently working a hostage situation in Odessa.

According to our media partners at Newswest 9, Odessa Police received several calls concerning a disturbance in the 4500 block of North Texas Avenue at the La Promesa Del Norte Apartments around 9:00AM.

While officers were headed out to the scene, they learned that a female was being held against her will inside an apartment building.

Officers tried to make contact with the occupants of the apartment but the man inside the apartment refused to open the door for police.

Due to the circumstances, the Odessa SWAT Team and CIU team have been called out to the scene and residents in the near vicinity of the apartment have been evacuated.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, it is unknown if the male is armed and what harm he has or will do to the female victim.

Citizens are being asked to stay away from the area of San Jacinto and the 4500-4900 block of North Texas as police are working to resolve the situation.

 

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