Hostage situation in Fayetteville

January 9, 2008 8:49:23 PM PST
Robbery and hostage situation in Fayetteville at a convenience store in the 7600 block of Old Raeford Road.

Police are on the scene at a Lucky 7 at the intersection of Old Raeford Road.

Just after 10 p.m. a man entered the convenience store. The situation went from robbery to hostage situation.

A clerk tripped an alarm inside the store, contacting police. The clerk was released after being held hostage for over an hour. The man was arrested shortly before midnight.

The suspect's mother is at scene in the parking lot. Police are trying to negotiate the situation.