Lengthy standoff at Tucson-area motel endsPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The lengthy standoff at a Tucson-area motel has ended with a man surrendering and no injuries reported. Pima County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Dawn Barkman says 22-year-old Louis Felix was taken into custody just after noon Friday. Barkman says Felix will likely be facing a charge of kidnapping.
Barkman says Felix had been holding his girlfriend and a young boy hostage inside a motel room since early Friday morning. Authorities initially thought there were three children held hostage, but only one child was found in the room.
The situation began around 2 a.m. Friday when deputies responded to a shots fired call in the 4900 block of South Outlet Center Drive. Deputies said they found two bail bonds men who had apparently attempted to take a felon into custody at the motel. It's unclear who fired the shots.