A Desamparados man who held his own son hostage for about 90 minutes Wednesday is in police hands as he recovers from a self-inflicted bullet wound.
The man, who has the last name of Chacón, was reported to be depressed. He lives in Lomas de Salitral.
Wednesday he withdrew to his home and kept his son with him. Eventually he let the 17-year-old boy leave.
But he kept police at bay for 19 hours.
Prosecutors are asking that he be held in jail for three months preventative detention when he gets out of the hospital.