Hostage situation at Breakwater Bay Apartments apartments prompts Beaumont SWAT stand-off

Rick Magliano

Photo taken Monday, June 1, 2020.

Picture taken Monday, June 1, 2020.

Michael Quick, Specific to The Chronicle / Unique to The Chronicle

A Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted a Beaumont man, who in January allegedly took two hostages and threatened to set an condominium on hearth, producing a SWAT crew response that lasted several hrs.

All over 10:20 a.m., Beaumont Law enforcement officers have been dispatched to the Breakwater Bay Residences in reference to a disturbance.

In accordance to courtroom documents, officers determined the the-42-yr-previous guy had entered the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and taken hostage two people — one particular 66-year-previous and just one 25 yr-outdated.

The suspect informed the officers that he experienced poured a flammable liquid inside the apartment and was ready to mild it.

SWAT was then notified and evacuated the fast place.

The hostages were introduced following several hrs of negotiation.

The suspect was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and booked on two counts of aggravated kidnapping.

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