Police arrest man they believe was holding women against their will in Overland Park condo

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A brief standoff Thursday, followed by the search for a man suspected of holding two adult women against their will in Overland Park, finally ended in an arrest Thursday afternoon.

At 11:30 a.m., law enforcement ended their standoff near 95th  and Nall at the Chalet Condominiums after determining no one was inside the condo they had surrounded. They had been on the scene since a little after 9 a.m.

Law enforcement on the scene told FOX 4 the women are acquainted with the man and went to his condo Wednesday, but he wouldn't let them leave.

Overland Park police spokesperson John Lacy said police arrested the suspect but provided no further details.

The women told police when the man fell asleep, they took the opportunity to escape. As they ran to a nearby Shell gas station for help, the man chased them. When patrons at the gas station called 911, the man appeared to have fled back to his condo, but police did not find him there.

Two nearby schools, Indian Woods Middle School and John Diemer Elementary School, were on soft lockdown during the standoff.

Earlier, police said the man they were looking for was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, Hispanic and had a tribal tattoo on his arm.

Law enforcement had the street around the condo blocked off.

Law enforcement had the street around the condo blocked off.