Suspect Holds Family Hostage In Detroit, Sets House On Fire

A terrifying night for a family in Detroit, held hostage inside a home.

Police say the suspect set the house on fire.

It happened on the city’s east side shortly before midnight.

Thieves broke in, tied everyone up, then set the house on fire.

Mark Robinson and his girlfriend where home with Robinson’s 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter.

Police responded after they heard a gunshot go off.

The adults were able to escape, but the children were trapped inside with the suspects.

One suspect tried to run, was tackled and arrested.

The other got away.

The children were rescued and taken to the hospital.

The boy is in stable condition and suffered some smoke inhalation. The little girl is in critical, but stable condition.