Bullitt County SWAT situation ends peacefully

Posted by Alane Paulley - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- The LMPD SWAT team and the Hillview Police Department surrounded a home Sunday afternoon while a man held a woman hostage for several hours.

Around 3:30 p.m., police say the scene in the 300 block of Circle Valley Drive had been cleared.

Maj. Ken Straughn with the Hillview Police Department says they responded to the scene around 1 p.m. That's when police say a woman claimed she was being held in a home against her will in a home in the Tanyard Springs subdivision.

The LMPD SWAT team and hostage negotiators were called to the scene. Sometime after 3 p.m., the victim came out of the house and the suspect came out shortly after. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

Police say the situation may have started as a domestic dispute at some point Saturday night and continued into Sunday. The investigation is continuing.

No one was hurt during the 2-hour standoff.

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