Police: Man holds woman hostage in St. Joseph motel room

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — Authorities say 44-year-old St. Joseph man has been arrested after shooting a woman, holding her hostage in a motel room and engaging in a standoff with police.
The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/1LPzP9R ) reports the incident happened at a Motel 6 on Wednesday. According to St. Joseph Police Chief Chris Connally, the standoff began at 8:30 a.m. when the suspect forced the woman, who had been shot, inside the room.
Law enforcement responded to the scene and an 11-hour standoff began. Police say the suspect fired shots at officers, but they did not return fire.
The suspect was eventually arrested, and the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her condition was not immediately known.
Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri,http://www.newspressnow.com