Update: Suspect surrenders after nearly 24-hour standoff in Oak Park

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The Latest on the Oak Park Hostage, Standoff Situation at 4 p.m. Wednesday: 

Police confirmed shortly after a press briefing that the suspect has been taken into custody.

The Latest on the Oak Park Hostage, Standoff Situation at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday: 

A Sacramento police spokeswoman said negotiators were still working to get the man to safely surrender.

The Latest on the Oak Park Hostage, Standoff Situation at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday: 

The 13-year-old girl and a female resident have safely exited the home.

The armed suspect remains barricaded inside. SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Team members are continuing to negotiate with the man.

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The Latest on the Oak Park Hostage, Standoff Situation at 6 a.m. Wednesday: 

Authorities remain at the scene of a hostage standoff on Mello Court after more than 13 hours.

The Sacramento Police Department confirms the suspect is armed with a firearm.

Five people exited the Mello Court home overnight but police still believe others are inside.

The 13-year-old girl the suspect has taken hostage is known to him and is somehow related to the domestic violence call made Tuesday morning.

The suspect did not have ties to the home he entered.

The surrounding neighborhood is still evacuated as the Sac PD SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team tries to resolve the situation.

Traffic in the area is minimally impacted.

No schools are impacted and they will resume normally this morning.

OAK PARK, Calif. (KTXL) -- Sacramento officers, deputies, SWAT team members and crisis negotiators are in Oak Park after a slow-speed chase led to a hostage situation.

It started Tuesday morning when police responded to a domestic violence call involving a knife in East Sacramento.

“At about 4 o’clock this afternoon, our officers located the suspect in a vehicle in South Sacramento,” said Sacramento Police Officer Karl Chan.

Police said then came the chase that lasted around 15 minutes before the suspect and a 13-year-old girl, believed to be a possible kidnapping victim, got out of the vehicle on Mello Court and entered a home.

“It was a white truck, that’s it. I didn’t really get to see it, it just went in there quick,” said neighbor Miguel Flores.

The driver was caught and detained before entering the home.

With tactical teams arriving and an unknown number of people along with the suspect and teenager still inside the home, neighbors were escorted away from the danger.

“We went to the back rooms of the house away from the street and we dropped to the floor,” said Nancy Garcia, whose family lives next to the house where the suspect and the apparent hostages were holed up.

Over the following hours, more neighbors would be moved to safety as tactical units remained on standby.

As the standoff continued, Sacramento County sheriff's deputies took over the scene from the Sacramento Police Department.

Pacific Gas and Electric crews were apparently turning off gas to the area, according to the sheriff's office.

This story is developing.

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