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Charges Pending In Durham Hostage Situation

Posted December 27, 2004 10:51 a.m. EST

— Charges are pending against a Durham man who held his wife and their 7-year-old daughter hostage.

Negotiators spent several hours trying to convince him to free his family Sunday. It all started around 3:30 p.m. in their home on North Guthrie Avenue.

The man let his daughter go first, then his wife. The standoff ended peacefully around 7:30 p.m.

The suspect went to the hospital for some sort of stomach injury. He will have a mental evaluation. The results of that will determine what charges he will face.