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Man arrested after standoff at Motel 6 on Victory Drive

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

News Leader 9 was there when a man was taken into custody by Sheriff Deputies after a standoff situation at the Motel 6 on Victory Drive on Friday.

The man who had barricaded himself in a hotel room with a hostage has been identified as Terry Shawn Luke.

Authorities tell us that Luke had been served with several warrants, and failed to appear for a recent court date. A bonding company began the search for him, which was later taken over by the Sheriff's Department.

Luke had one female hostage, believed to be his friend, who was in the room with him for nearly five hours. He eventually released her voluntarily.

The hotel was evacuated during the stand-off. Many people are now returning to their rooms. 

Curtis McCloud is on the scene. Watch News Leader 9 at 6 p.m. for more details.

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