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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Some tense moments Wednesday night in the 4800 block of Margaretta.

A man held a woman hostage for more than two hours.

Shortly after 8 pm a neighbor called police about fighting in the home next to her and gunfire.

The SWAT team and hostage negotiators arrived shortly thereafter.

At about 10 pm the man let the woman go and surrendered to police without incident.

The woman is ok, but police say they believe the suspect struck her.

Neighbors at the scene say it was his girlfriend.