Suspect in custody after hostage situation

Posted at 5:53 AM, May 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-10 14:14:37-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The man involved in a hostage situation near Liberty Park was taken into custody at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The man has been identified as Randall Hudson.  He allegedly held a female hostage at knife point at 1228 Windsor Street earlier in the morning, police said. 

"[Negotiators] were able, by use of a Taser, to safely take him into custody and the victim has been recovered without any injuries," said Salt Lake Police Detective Rick Wall.

A second woman, believed to be the suspect's girlfriend, sustained injuries to her head, but was able to flee the home and get help.  She was taken to the hospital.

Police said situation started with a domestic dispute.

A neighbor said the man said he would kill the woman if police enter the home. 

Hudson was booked into jail for aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping.