Suspect in custody after Spring Garden hostage situation

Police responded to a hostage situation at the building to the left, with the red door, early Thursday morning. Credit: Google Maps
Police responded to a hostage situation at the building to the left, with the red door, early Thursday morning.
Credit: Google Maps

Police were called to a spa in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden section on a report that an armed man had taken hostages there early this morning.

A Philadelphia Police Department spokeswoman says a man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident at 1022 Buttonwood St.

A SWAT team stormed Spring Garden Spa after police received the report of the hostage situation at 12:58 a.m., but the suspect reportedly fled on foot. He apparently was taken into custody later in the morning.

No one was injured in the incident. There reportedly were two women and one man inside the spa.

No additional information is available at this time.



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