Police foil robbery attempt in New Kingston

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Four gunmen have been taken into custody following a hostage situation at an apartment complex on Haining Road in New Kingston.

It's reported that about 6 o'clock yesterday evening thugs entered the complex undetected.

They went to one of the apartments where they held up a family comprising three women and two men. The gunmen tied up one of the men, who is said to be a businessman and demanded money. While the other family members were being held in another section of the apartment the man managed to free himself and alerted the police.

A team of police responded a special squad was dispatched to the scene. The area was cordoned off and the team was able to rescue the family.

Neither the family members nor the gunmen were injured during the operation.

A firearm and a motor vehicle were also seized.