Man, child held hostage in stand off
Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 7:40 pm, police received a call about a man holding hostages at gunpoint inside a home located at 516 Knox.
Along with OPD, SWAT, West Orange Police, Texas Rangers, OCSO, and DPS officers responded to help take control of the situation.
Police learned that Michael George Mitchell, 28, of Orange was holding another adult male and a 10 year old child hostage.
During the course of the event, Mitchell discharged a handgun several times.
At approximately 9:50 pm. Mitchell surrendered to police and was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
While no one was injured during the stand-off, Orange Fire Dept. and Acadian EMS were on standby to provide medical treatment had it been necessary.