Four Hostages Freed by St. Paul Police
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Police in St. Paul say a hostage situation at a gas station yesterday ended without injuries.
According to St. Paul police, officers responded Tuesday afternoon to a 911 call from a person reporting that a woman with a gun was threatening people inside the business. While police were heading to the Eastside business the woman took the people inside the gas station hostage. A news release says the responding officers arrived at the scene shortly after 3 PM. While they were securing the area members of the St. Paul police SWAT team and crisis negotiators also responded.
After spending approximately an hour working to contact the armed woman, St. Paul police say the officers involved heard the sound of at least one gunshot inside the store. That prompted an order for the SWAT team to storm the building.
Officials report the suspect, who was identified as 31-year-old Kenisha Wiggins of St. Paul, was arrested without resistance. The four people held hostage in the store were brought to safety and St. Paul police reported there were no injuries.
Wiggins was transported to the Ramsey County jail and booked on suspicion of second-degree assault, kidnapping, and threats of violence.