A hostage situation in Yankton leads to an arrest

YANKTON, SD (Dakota News Now) – The Yankton Police Department said in a statement Facebook post that a person was arrested during the investigation of the early release of two hostages.

The incident happened in the 1700 block of College Street around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday as Yankton officials were assisting Department of Corrections corrections agents who were investigating a male resident.

When the authorities entered the apartment, the resident man took the adult man and woman hostage and fled to the bedroom.

Officers were able to establish verbal contact with the suspect and negotiate, eventually releasing the male hostage.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., officers entered the room and took the suspect, Ricky Leroy German, into custody and removed the female hostage.

German remains in police custody and charges are pending.

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