Police Smooth Over Port Jervis Hostage Situation

Police reported to a hostage situation on Wednesday in Orange County after a Port Jervis man allegedly assaulted his wife and would not let her and their two children leave their home on Front Street for several hours. 28-year old Donald Beach held his family hostage when he reportedly choked his wife in front of the two kids and was contacted by Port Jervis Police via telephone, who negotiated his family’s release. After surrendering himself to officers at the scene Beach was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful imprisonment.

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