ELIZABETH, NJ – A man was taken into custody by Elizabeth police at approximately 3:45 pm Saturday after a hostage situation developed at 9 am.

The incident occurred at Mravlag Manor when the man reportedly took a 6-year-old child as hostage in what was 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 female occupant of the apartment, reportedly the man’s girlfriend, had left the apartment and was cooperating with the police.

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