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Man arrested in hostage situation on Navajo Nation


A domestic violence suspect accused of holding a woman hostage has been taken into custody on the Navajo Nation.

According to the Navajo Times, Kevin Yellowman fled the scene of a domestic violence incident near Valley Store, Arizona, with a hostage Tuesday night.

The Times reports Yellowman grabbed an officer's gun while resisting arrest and a shot was fired through the holster. Yellowman then escaped with the hostage.

Navajo Nation Public Safety Director Jesse Delmar said Yellowman was arrested in Chinle around 12 p.m. He will likely face federal charges.


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