3 rescued from standoff in Paris

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PARIS, TX-- Three people were rescued from a Paris home Thursday night after a nearly two hour standoff.

Just after 7 p.m., police were called to a home in the 700 block of NE 32nd Street, after a child called saying a man had a knife. Officers found 30-year old Jorge Miranda with his arm around a woman while holding a knife against her throat.

Police say Miranda then barricaded himself and the hostage into a bathroom. While attempting to talk him down, officers removed the two children from the home.

Two hostage negotiators were able to talk Miranda into releasing the woman unharmed, but he refused to put down his knife.

"There was just an opportunity there," said Police Chief Bob Hundley. "The man was still armed with the knife. People were in close proximity enough that officer secured the hand with the knife and other officers attempted to take him into custody."

A Paris SWAT officer was cut on the hand in the shuffle. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Miranda faces charges for aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and resisting arrest.