Report: Okla. hostage standoff ends peacefully

A suspect being taken into custody Monday after a four-hour hostage standoff in Norman, Okla.


NORMAN, Okla. -- A hostage situation at an office building in Norman, south of Oklahoma City, has ended peacefully after a four-hour standoff Monday afternoon, CBS affiliate KWTV reported.

Officers were called to the building, which houses employer services company Nextep, around 12:30 p.m., reports the station. The suspect was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m., reports the station.

Norman Police told CBS affiliate KWTV one male suspect had been involved in the standoff, holding at least two hostages in the Farzaneh law firm, on the second floor of the three-story Nextep office building.

A SWAT team maintained communication with the suspect during the standoff, Norman Police Captain Tom Easley told CBS News Radio. The station identified the suspect as 29-year-old Devin Rogers.

No one was injured, and most of the people inside the building were evacuated, Easley said.

Aerial footage from television news stations showed dozens of people leaving the Nextep building with their arms in the air and running across a parking lot to safety. A large number of people were evacuated from the building around 1:16 p.m., reports the station.

Several people who evacuated the building reported that the suspect was armed with a handgun, Easley told CBS News Radio. During a news conference, Easley said the suspect was apparently armed with a pistol.

It wasn't clear what the suspect's motivations may have been, Easley said.