- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

LADY’S ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old man has given up peacefully after taking his 2-year-old child hostage when deputies tried to arrest him.

Beaufort County deputies said in a news release that officers were trying to arrest Jabari Simmons on a criminal domestic violence charge Friday when he grabbed his young son and locked himself inside a Lady’s Island home.

Authorities say deputies negotiated with Simmons and got him to come out and hand over his son and be taken into custody. No one was injured.

Deputies say they were trying to arrest Simmons after he attacked his girlfriend during a fight.

It wasn’t known if Simmons had a lawyer.



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