Police say they liberated woman hostage

Police had detained a man who is accused of holding his ex-companion hostage along with her two children.

The Fuerza Pública  said it liberated the woman from the man’s car in Naranjo about 11 p.m. Tuesday. They called the situation a case of family violence.

Police said they confiscated a .32-caliber pistol.

The woman told them that she had been held hostage in the car since the afternoon, police reported. The children are three years and six months, they said.

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