CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - After a standoff that lasted nearly 12 hours, a male suspect surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the Montgomery County Central Communications Center received a call from a suspect saying he was holding a hostage and was making demands on Ladoga Road, south of County Road 150.
John Blake Peterman, 37, told police we was holding a hostage but did not want to hurt anyone, according to a media release.
The SWAT team was called to activate a perimeter.
After a hostage negotiated talked with Peterman, he advised he was armed with weapons and has set explosive devices around the property.
Officers found propane tanks with wires running from they were placed around the storage unit.
At 5:30 a.m. when the female hostage was released. Officers learned a second female hostage was being held but escaped. Both were taken to nearby hospitals to be treated and questioned.
Negotiations continued until shortly before 12 p.m. when Peterson surrendered to authorities without incident.
He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a weapon, a Class C felony, and two counts of criminal confinement, a Class B felony.
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