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Suspect in Custody After 14-Hour Hostage Situation in East San Jose: Sheriff

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Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies and San Jose police had a person in custody Tuesday afternoon, ending a nearly 14-hour hostage situation and standoff with an armed, barricaded suspect in the Alum Rock area of East San Jose.

The Sheriff's Office first reported on Twitter shortly after 7 a.m. about its response to the 3000 block of East Hills Drive, where the first reports of an armed person came in late Monday night.

"We do have a person inside with a firearm and another person, so this is a confirmed hostage situation. A barricade situation," sheriff's spokesman Russell Davis said earlier Tuesday.

The standoff, for which a San Jose police tactical unit also responded started at about 11 p.m. Monday with a 911 call about a person with a gun at the residence, officials said.

Law enforcement negotiators also responded to the scene and were in contact with the suspect via phone and loud speaker, officials said.

East Hills Drive was shut down in both directions, and nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff, authorities said.

Officials did not immediately release any other details about the suspect or hostage.

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