Idaho Falls Police respond to reported hostage situation


IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Police Department responded to a reported hostage situation at a residence in the 2600 block of West 17th South, in Idaho Falls, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

The reporting party told police that a 41-year-old man was holding a woman against her will with a gun in a bedroom.

For the public’s safety, officers issued a Code Red alert to residences within a quarter mile asking them to stay in place in their homes and away from doors and windows.

Police ended their response after the man voluntarily came out of the house.

Although police have not yet released the name of the 41-year-old man accused of allegedly holding the woman hostage, Joelyn Hansen, spokeswoman for the Idaho Falls Police Department said, “At this time the case is essentially closed. There isn’t going to be any arrests at this time. Though the situation was reported to police as a hostage situation, the alleged victim is saying otherwise.”



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