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Update: Newark Hostage Situation Ends in Arrest

By kcora on

A 32-year-old Newark man was taken into custody after a four-hour standoff Saturday morning.

Police responded to the 200 block of South Street at approximately 2:45 a.m. after a report of several people being held hostage at that location.

Four hours later officers were able to gain entry into the building arresting Yucef Shabazz Rogers, of Newark, without incident.

Police seized a loaded AK-47 assault weapon from the house where three adult females and two males were held hostage. Among the victim's was Rogers' girlfriend and an unidentified 14-year-old teen.

No injuries were immediately reported after at least one shot was fired by Rogers'.

The suspect was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

The incident remains under investigation.