A Massachusetts man is facing several charges after first fleeing from police after a traffic stop, then barricading himself in a motel with a hostage for several hours early Tuesday morning in Seekonk.
Police said Jaron Albanese, 31, of Swansea, was first stopped in a parking lot at 12:36 a.m. for a defective tail light. After checking Albanese's identification, police learned that there was an arrest warrant out for him.
Authorities said that's when Albanese got out of the vehicle and fled toward Route 6. He then returned while being pursued and got back into the vehicle where police said he grabbed a knife and ordered his passenger to drive away.
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The two were followed to Mary's Motor Lodge on Fall River Avenue where police said Albanese got out of the vehicle car with the knife, refusing commands to drop it. Police said he coaxed the woman to enter a motel room where he barricaded himself.
After 7.5 hours of negotiating, Albanese allowed the woman to leave and he surrendered to authorities.
Albanese has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and failure to register as a sex offender. There was also an active arrest warrant from Fall River District Court.
Albanese was expected to be arraigned on charges Tuesday afternoon in Taunton District Court.