Child Held Hostage in Newark

According to the article on NJ news, today, June 14, 2017, a man in Newark was taken into custody for taking a child hostage. This occurred at the New Community Douglas Homes on Hill Street. There was a peaceful negotiation where no one was hurt in the end.

This article is different compared to the previous postings but it is important to also take a look at the dangers juveniles face. It is not known whether the child was a known person to the male but he could have simply been a stranger. There is no information as to what or if the child was exposed to anything dangerous. It is important to think that when incidents like this occur it can scar anybody. This is a 8 year old who will look back at this day and think about things he had to see and even hear although it was only for a short period of time.

If interested in viewing the article click on the link below:

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2017/06/newark_hostage_situation.html#incart_river_index

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