Monday, February 13, 2017

An early morning hostage situation has evolved into a police standoff at a West Side apartment complex in San Antonio.

San Antonio Police report the situation began when a woman woke up in her San Juan apartment complex on South Zarzamora to see her friend being assaulted by a man around 4 a.m. Police are describing the man as a potential ex-boyfriend.

Police were informed of the situation when one of the women was able to escape the house and dial 911. However, the other woman was left inside with the man. Fortunately, she was able to escape the house when the suspect ventured towards the back of the home an hour and a half later.

The suspect is reportedly armed with a handgun and SWAT negotiators are on scene attempting to get the suspect to surrender.

Medics did evaluate the woman who was allegedly assaulted. but it appears she was unharmed.

This is a developing story. Stay with us as we continue to update.

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H/T: News 4 San Antonio

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