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Hostage situation ends with one in custody at Argosy Casino in Riverside

Riverside police work hostage situation at Argosy Casino and Hotel

Sgt. Brent Holland described the nature of the incident on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 about six hours after officers were called to Argosy Casino and Hotel. Holland said a man was locked in a room with a woman and was allegedly threatening to harm he
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Sgt. Brent Holland described the nature of the incident on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 about six hours after officers were called to Argosy Casino and Hotel. Holland said a man was locked in a room with a woman and was allegedly threatening to harm he

An hours-long standoff at Argosy Casino and Hotel ended peacefully after police went inside a hotel room where a man was allegedly holding a woman hostage, media outlets reported early Friday.

The man was taken into custody, and no injuries were reported.

Riverside police were working a possible hostage situation at the Argosy Casino and Hotel late Thursday night.

In a briefing to media, Riverside Chief Chris Skinrood said officers had arrived at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on a reported disturbance.

Two people, thought to be a man and a woman, were locked in a room in the hotel adjoining the casino.

Another female exited the room, Skinrood said.

As she left, the door slammed shut behind her, and Skinrood said someone within said he or she wasn’t coming out.

Skinrood, after giving his brief statement to media Thursday, declined to take questions.

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