Woman In Custody After Police Chase, Hostage Standoff

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman led police on a pursuit through a Southern California interstate and then fled into an apartment where she held her grandmother and baby at knifepoint for hours.

The Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2cuVBEl ) police spotted 26-year-old Brianna A. Duru driving a stolen pickup truck Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. in Riverside.

California Highway Patrol officers followed Duru as she exited Interstate 215 and crashed into an apartment complex gate. Investigators say she then fled into a unit where she held her grandmother and baby hostage.

Duru spoke with a hostage negotiator for three and a half hours, eventually letting her grandmother leave but keeping her baby at knifepoint. She was taken into custody after later dropping the knife.

No one was injured in the standoff.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com


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