Police: Dad used son as hostage

Christopher Foster (Provided Photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A father stands accused of using his own son as a hostage during a brief standoff with police.

Terre Haute Police arrested 30-year-old Christopher Foster this past Sunday.

Foster had been drinking with his mother and her boyfriend.

The boyfriend told police that Foster became angry and starting choking both of them.

When police arrived, he grabbed his 3-year-old son.

According to court documents, police saw Foster slide his arm over the child’s throat as he told them he was going to kill him.

Foster is in the Vigo County Jail on $15,000 bond.

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