Suspect surrenders after hostage situation at west side hotel

Indianapolis police are on the scene of a hostage situation at Gateway Motel, 1740 Lafayette Road, on June 21, 2017. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A hostage situation Wednesday afternoon began when parole officers visited a west side hotel.

The man inside the room with his girlfriend at the Gateway Hotel, 1740 Lafayette Road, threatened to kill her if the officers from the Indiana Department of Correction entered the room.

That began a four-hour standoff, with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers evacuating a nearby park, warning rush-hour commuters to avoid the area and bringing in a special tactics and weapons team.

Tracy Lloyd. (Photo Provided/WANE)

All ended peacefully with no one hurt and Tracy Lloyd, 44, in custody. He was wanted on a parole violation for a robbery conviction.

Details of the standoff were outlined in a news release issued by IMPD on Wednesday night.

Lloyd is suspected of carrying out multiple armed robberies in the Fort Wayne area, WANE-TV reported.

After Lloyd was apprehended, detectives had a search warrant for the hotel room. They found a firearm allegedly used during the standoff, police said.

In addition to his arrest on the parole violation, Lloyd faces preliminary charges of confinement, pointing a firearm, possession of firearm by a serious violent felon, and interfering with the reporting of a crime. He was taken to the Arrestee Processing Center. The Marion County prosecutor will review the case.

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