Police: Man In Custody After Allegedly Holding Woman Against Will In West Philadelphia Basement

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man is in custody after allegedly holding a woman against her will in a West Philadelphia basement. Police say a woman called 911, stating a man with a gun was keeping her against her will.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Allison Street, where they spoke to the woman through a basement window. She told officers she was scared to go to the door.

A barricade was declared around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

It took SWAT team members about an hour to clear the home, apprehend the man and rescue the woman.

An investigation is ongoing.