Two men arrested in alleged Union Township hostage situation
Two men are behind bars for allegedly breaking into a house and holding its occupants hostage on Nov. 3.
According to a Facebook post from the Union Township Police Department, Demarkis Howell and Keshon Lee were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, possession of weapons not to possess, and unlawful restraint.
The post says UPD responded to a call about a suspected break-in at a home on the 300 block of Miller Road around 1 p.m.
Not long after, the department got assistance from the Lawrence County CIRT Unit, Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Lawrence County Sherriffs, New Castle Police, North Beaver Police, Neshannock Police, Pulaski Police, Bessemer Police, Mahoning Township Police, and Pennsylvania State Police.
The hostages were released without incident.
Officials say two AK47 assault rifles were confiscated from the residence.
They are now at the Lawrence County Jail.