ELIZABETH, NJ – A hostage situation developed at 9 a.m. this morning in Mravlag Manor when a man took a six-year-old child as hostage in what is believed to be a domestic dispute.

The man, who refused to leave the apartment, was believed to be armed and a SWAT team was on the scene. The woman occupant of the apartment, reportedly the man’s girlfriend, has left the apartment and is cooperating with the police.

The entire complex and several streets around Clarkson and Carteret streets were sealed off.

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The man was taken into custody by Elizabeth police at approximately 3:45 p.m.  

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