Man in custody after standoff involving reported hostage situation in Gastonia

Person in custody after standoff involving hostage situation in Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was taken into custody after a reported hostage situation stemming from a domestic situation in Gastonia Thursday evening.

The incident happened near the intersection of Court Drive and Cox Road, just across the street from the CVS. Police at the scene said a man - later identified as 41-year-old Samuel Marquand Clinton - had barricaded himself in the home and was holding a female hostage.

Samuel Marquand Clinton
Samuel Marquand Clinton (Source: Gaston County Sheriff's Office)

From WBTV’s Sky3, officers could been seen lining several streets near the intersection of Court Dr. and Cox Rd. The street was taped off and traffic was not being allowed through.

Around 6:30 p.m., police had surrounded Clinton, who was on the ground.

Clinton is being held on a $102,500 bond.

No further details have been released.

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