South Florida woman accused of taking parents hostage

Published On: Aug 05 2013 06:33:03 AM EDT

A SWAT team took a woman into custody after a standoff in Coral Gables.

The woman's parents came to the Coral Gables police station Sunday evening and told them she had held them hostage for several days. Police spokesman Dean Wellinghoff says the woman was expected to be charged with attempted murder. She was taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center late Sunday

The Miami Herald the couple told police they were finally able to leave their house on Sunday. Officers were sent to the house but the woman refused to come out. The SWAT team was called in and she was taken into custody.

Police believe the woman has a mental condition.

The name of the woman and her parents were not released.


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