Man facing charges after hostage situation on Avenue H
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and other law enforcement responded to reports of a possible hostage situation on Avenue H near Blount Road Wednesday evening.
Parts of Woodcock Street were blocked off between Avenues G and I. Police first responded to the scene around 7 p.m. A hostage negotiator was called to the scene.
The suspect that was keeping the victim prisoner was later identified as Curtis Miller Jr.
According to an arrest report, Miller kept the victim inside the home for approximately two hours. After that time, the victim was allowed to leave.
Authorities say Miller attempted to flee but was caught in the 9900 block of Ave J. Miller is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, and resisting an officer.