UPDATE: Standoff suspect held his mother captive

Baldwin County

UPDATE (2:56 p.m.) — Jason Hubbard appeared in court via video Friday afternoon. His bond was set at $150,000.

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office released new details about the standoff.

The following is a press release from BCSO:

“On Thursday, October 17th, Ms. Dorothy Hubbard and her son Eugene Hubbard called 911 and advised Jason Hubbard (53 yrs old) had broken in her back door and pointed a shotgun at Eugene at 24200 Old Hubbard Rd. Eugene was able to get out and meet with deputies. Deputies set up a perimeter around the house and contacted Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT due to the violent offense and possible hostage situation with their 70 yr old mother. Negotiators spoke to Jason Hubbard, via phone, on and off for approximately 14 hrs. Hubbard was disoriented and appeared to be under the influence of something. SWAT utilized an armored rescue vehicle in an attempt to resolve the situation. Dorothy eventually was able to escape when Jason fell asleep. Team members deployed chemical agents into the house to force Jason out of the house. After several hours and still no compliance, additional measures were used to get him to come out. Team members finally got a visual on Jason lying on the floor. Less lethal and additional chemical agents were used to gain compliance. Jason was taken into custody when team members entered the residence. He was incoherent and armed with a revolver. Jason was checked by medical and then transported to docket where our medical checked him out. He has an extensive Criminal History: felony assault, robbery, Rape and drug and alcohol related charges. A bond hearing will be held later today. He is charged with Kidnapping and burglary 2 DV. Hubbard has been arrested 27 previous times for various violent, property and public order offenses. No injuries occurred to Sheriff’s Office Personnel. Total time of operation 16.5 hrs. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the Bay Minette Police Department and the surrounding community for the support during this operation.”

UPDATE 4:30 a.m. — The suspect has been taken into custody. Deputies have identified him at Jason Hubbard, and he is charged with kidnapping and domestic violence burglary.

UPDATE 1:42 a.m. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirms the hostage inside has been safely removed from the home. Authorities then began applying gas inside in an effort to force the suspect out.

UPDATE 9:20 p.m. — A SWAT standoff is still underway. Authorities are still communicating with the man inside the home. They say as long as he keeps talking, they will continue negotiating.

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A SWAT standoff is underway at a home on Hubbard Lane north of Bay Minette.

The SWAT team is staged at the James Community Center on Phillipsville Road.

Law enforcement is negotiating with a man inside the home. A woman is in the home with him. Negotiators are trying to get the man to release the woman.

People in surrounding homes are not believed to be in any danger.

We’re told the standoff has been underway for several hours.


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