Time Bomb: Beachwood Hostage Suspect Recently Charged with Rape

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BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) - Three hostages are safe and a suspect is in custody following a 10-hour stand-off with police this weekend.

The standoff started just after 6 p.m. Saturday at Alfredo's International Hair Salon located at 25550 Chagrin Boulevard.

19 Action News is told that David Carrasquillo went to the salon to confront a female employee he had a relationship with.

Carrasquillo fired one shot and then held the female employee at gunpoint. Some people managed to escape while two others hid in a back room.

According to police, the Carrasquillo didn't know the two people were hiding in the back and were able to help police throughout the night.

Around 4 a.m. Sunday, SWAT team members forced their way inside the salon and freed the three people and took Carrasquillo into custody.

Carrasquillo was tasered and suffered minor injuries. One of the hostages was transported to Hillcrest Hospital for minor injuries.

19 Action News has also learned that David Carrasquillo was recently charged with rape after breaking into the home of a relative of his wife and raping a woman at gunpoint while she was in bed next to her sleeping husband. After Carrasquillo fled the home, the couple called 9-1-1 and Carrasquillo was arrested Wednesday but released on bail.

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