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Armed Man Takes a Hostage After Chase

October 27, 2005|From Times Staff Reports

A man with a sawed-off shotgun took a female hostage inside a home in the 1300 block of Garner Avenue on Wednesday after being pursued for reckless driving by California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate 10 from Yucaipa, a police spokeswoman said.

Hostage negotiators were in contact with the man, and he had not fired any shots as of 7 p.m., police said.

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