2-Year-Old Held Hostage Rescued In Norman, Suspect In Custody

Wednesday, July 14th 2021, 7:54 am
By: News 9

NORMAN, Oklahoma -

What began as a police pursuit in southeast Oklahoma City became an active standoff situation in Norman.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a pursuit began for an unknown reason around 4 a.m. Wednesday eastbound on Southwest 44th Street before the suspect headed south on Sooner Road.

OHP said the pursuit ended in a residential area near 12th Avenue Northeast and Tecumseh Road.

Authorities said that the suspect held a 2-year-old hostage with a knife, but the suspect has since given up the knife.

Authorities have since rescued the 2-year-old from the suspect. The suspect is now in custody, as well.

Oklahoma City police identified the suspect as 35-year-old Adam Herrera via the department's Twitter account.

This is a developing story.