Hostage situation ends in Trenton

Authorities have taken a man into custody following a standoff in Trenton. Police say the man took his girlfriend, her child and his own child

TRENTON - Authorities have taken a man into custody following a standoff in Trenton.

Police say the man took his girlfriend, her child and his own child hostage inside of an apartment early this morning.

The woman was able to send a text message to her father about the situation, who then alerted authorities.

State and local police descended on the apartment complex and negotiators were able to talk the man into releasing the woman and her child. The man later released his child and was taken into custody.

Authorities say none of the victims were injured. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 New Jersey was on Lloyd Road 1 Powerful storm leaves behind damage across NJ
On The Road: Point Pleasant Beach preview 2 On The Road: Point Pleasant Beach preview
It's unclear how many roosters were discovered and 3 Officials seize birds from Newark business in late-night raid
VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash 4 VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash
Fire crews battled a large brush fire in 5 Crews battle brush fire in Keyport

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE