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Police find man sleeping after caller reports hostage situation

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police have arrested a man on a warrant following an what was originally thought to be a hostage situation on the city's south side.

James Hendrix Jr., 29, was taken into custody after police surrounded a house in the 600 block of Mabel shortly after noon on Wednesday.

A caller claimed Hendrix was holding Telina Ford, 27, and her 4-year-old son against their will and threatened to blow their brains out.

But, once police were on the scene, Ford told police she and her son were okay and not in any danger.

Police found Hendrix asleep in the home and a gun was found under a sofa cushion.

Hendrix was taken into custody for a previous domestic violence warrant.

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