Springfield Police used a utility vehicle to rescue two women who were being held against their will Friday morning at the Weaver Creek apartments at Campbell and Weaver.
Police say it started around 5:40 a.m. with a domestic disturbance between a man and two women in an apartment.
Police say the women eventually moved to the balcony because the man had a rifle.
One woman was able to stay on the phone with dispatchers to let police know what was going on.
Police rescued the women from the balcony around 11 a.m.
Shortly after that, the man gave up.
He's in the Greene County Jail pending charges.
The standoff lasted about five hours.
A more than five hour standoff at the Weaver Creek Apartments in south Springfield has come to an end with a man walking out and surrendering to police.
The standoff ended around 11:30 a.m.
Police say it was a domestic assault situation.
Two women were inside the apartment, but officers say they were able to be brought to safety about a half hour before the man was arrested.
More than a dozen police cars, an ambulance, and the police mobile command unit were at the scene for much of the morning, and most folks weren't allowed to go into or come out of the complex on south Main near Campbell and Weaver.
Police have surrounded an apartment at the Weaver Creek Apartments near Campbell and Weaver in south Springfield Friday morning.
There's a large police presence on scene in the 5100 block of South Main as officers try to get a man and a woman to come out of a second floor apartment.
Officers are calling it a domestic assault situation.
KTTS Reporter Bailey Strohl says no one is being allowed into the complex or leave the apartments, and the police department's mobile command unit is being set up at the scene.
We'll have the latest updates on 94.7, Today's KTTS.