Man Arrested After Allegedly Holding His Mother-In-Law Hostage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say held his mother-in-law hostage for six hours in a Hollywood home.

Sgt. Rudy Vidal tells the Los Angeles Times that a domestic violence report sent officers to the home at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, leading to a standoff with the man inside.

Vidal says the man surrendered and released the woman at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after SWAT teams arrived.

Vidal says the man wasn’t armed and the woman wasn’t hurt.

He was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. His name wasn’t immediately released.

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  • Me

    What did he say threatening? Maybe, “If you make THAT casserole again, I’m gonna kill somebody?” OK. Mother-In-Law jokes – place here: … ;-)

  • Richard in Castaic

    So, she remained in the house, not wanting to walk into a police shoot out with her dopey son in law and suddenly that’s construed as “being held hostage”?

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