Salinas Police deescalate hostage situation in their own lobby

Salinas Police deescalate hostage situation in their own lobby
PHOTO: Salinas PD

SALINAS — A woman is in custody after reportedly taking another woman hostage at knifepoint in the lobby of the Salinas Police Department.

On Wednesday, September 25, 22-year-old Mariel Capulong inexplicably took another woman hostage in the department’s lobby whilst holding a meat cleaver.

Officers and other employees worked quickly and managed to deescalate the situation, with only minor injuries to Capulong.

She was arrested and booked into the Monterey County Jail for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Salinas Police deescalate hostage situation in their own lobby was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by admin
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