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Blytheville Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Blytheville police say the hostage situation has ended peacefully.

Police responded to a disturbance at 21st and Hearn streets around 2:30 p.m.  The BPD closed traffic to most streets in the residential area of southwest Blytheville for much of the afternoon and early evening.

The suspect was holding two young children hostage in the house.  He surrendered without incident to police around 7pm Thursday night.

K8 News has a crew on the scene and will have more on Nightbeat and at kait8.com as information comes in.

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