Man charged after six-hour stand off in Bournemouth
A man has been charged after a six-hour stand-off.
Police were called to reports of a women being held hostage by an armed man at a house in Parley Road, Bournemouth early on 3 February.
She was found uninjured outside the property. A loaded crossbow and what was thought to be two imitation firearms were later seized.
A 42-year-old man from Watford is due to appear before Poole Magistrates' Court later.
He is charged with false imprisonment, arson, possession of a firearm, criminal damage and drugs possession.