A man was arrested in Adra in Almeria Province by the Guardia Civil after holding his family hostage. The 38 year old kept his son, 18, daughter, 10, the son’s 15-year-old girlfriend and their six-month-old baby in his home against their will. He was reportedly trying to get them to tell where his estranged wife was.

It is not known how long he kept the family hostage, but he used a loaded pistol to threaten them and would not let them leave the house at the same time. Authorities were only made aware of the kidnapping when his daughter went to the Guardia after escaping from the property. They raided the home and discovered a fully-operational handgun loaded with 60 rounds of ammunition.

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