Officers from MPD’s 2nd Precinct responded to a residence where it was reported that one roommate was holding another roommate against their will at knifepoint. Officers arrived and set up communications with the suspect. Despite periods of no contact from the suspect, after several hours, officers convinced him to release the hostage and to surrender to officers. Over the next hour, both came out separately and unharmed.
Officers used a great deal of patience and excellent judgement in diffusing a tense incident.