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Child, 9, rescued unharmed after 12-hour standoff in Jamestown

A Jamestown man is accused of holding a 9-year-old hostage for 12 hours on Sunday before officers entered the home and rescued the child unharmed, according to WNYNewsNow.

Police Chief Harry Snellings told the news outlet officers responded around 3 a.m. to a domestic violence call on Spring Street Extension.

A female resident had escaped and told police what was occurring inside, Snellings said. A man, later identified as Nick Brown, 28, barricaded himself inside and took the child hostage.

Police suspected Brown was armed with "at least" a knife, WNYNewsNow reported.

Negotiators were in contact with Brown through the day before police decided to go in around 3 p.m.

No one was injured. Snellings didn't identify the child nor did he detail the child's relationship to Brown, who faces several charges.

Police said the child is now with other family members.

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