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Newark man arrested after holding baby hostage

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (PIX11)– A Newark man has been arrested for holding a baby hostage on Thursday afternoon.

Newark Police and the S.W.A.T team arrived on South 9th Street in West Ward just after noon.

According to authorities the man got into a fight with his wife then took a 1-year-old child hostage.

The man claimed to have a gun but no shots were fired.

Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated just in case of crossfire.

After over an hour of negotiating with the man, cops were able to rescue the baby and place him under arrest.

No one was injured in the incident.