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Children Held Hostage In New Haven

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David Lilly (Courtesy New Haven Police)

David Lilly (Courtesy New Haven Police)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven police say a man wanted for questioning in a felony investigation burst into a home full of children before surrendering after a brief standoff. The children were not harmed.

Police say they tried to pull over 21-year-old David Lilly on Tuesday afternoon but he fled and ran into a home on Orchard Street.

Police say an officer searching the building for Lilly found five crying children between the ages of 5 and 10, and the officer brought the children into a rear bedroom.

Lilly allegedly grabbed a 10-year-old girl and entered another apartment before a woman there demanded that he leave without any children.

Police surrounding the home then determined he did not have any hostages. Officers negotiated with Lilly for a few minutes before arresting him without incident.
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Information from: WVIT-TV, http://www.nbcconnecticut.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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