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Man accused of holding woman and child hostage; leads to police standoff

The woman was able to contact police, throwing a pillow out the window to show authorities where to enter.

SAN ANTONIO — A woman and a child are safe and a man is in custody following a standoff with the San Antonio Police Department.

The incident took place just before midnight Sunday on Hardy Oak Boulevard near Stone Oak Parkway on the north side.

Police say Franco Summers, 28, was forcing two family members to stay inside the locked apartment.

One of the hostages, a 52-year-old woman used an app to message family for help.

She was able to escape through a window. The woman told officers the suspect had a handgun. An 8-year-old boy was still barricaded inside the apartment with Summers.

The SWAT team and Hostage Negotiators made contact with the suspect.

Police say Summers jumped out a window. Officers used intermediate weapons to place him in custody around 3 a.m.

A handgun was found in a drainage hole next to the suspect.

Summers, the woman and child were all taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Summers could face an enhanced assault bodily injury charge and unlawful restraint charge. A kidnapping charge was listed as pending.

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