Riverside police work hostage situation at Argosy Casino and Hotel
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.