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Update: 4:45 a.m., Friday, EST — The hostage situation at the Argosy Casico Hotel in Missouri came to an end at 1:30 a.m. local time (2:30 a.m. EST) Friday. The Riverside police forced their way into the room where the hostage was being held and the suspect was taken into custody. The woman was rescued unharmed. The incident lasted for eight hours, CBS-affiliate KCTV reported.

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A possible hostage situation is developing Thursday inside the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa in Riverside, Missouri, as multiple police units responded to the scene and are trying to establish a dialogue with the suspect.

Riverside Chief Chris Skinrood said officers arrived at about 5:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. EST) Thursday, following a report of disturbance. As of 11:30 p.m. local time (12:30 a.m. EST Friday), the police remained in standoff with a man who had taken a woman hostage inside the hotel, Kansas City reported.

Skinrood said shortly before the suspect locked the hotel room door, a second woman managed to escape. As the door shut, a male or female voice saying he or she wasn’t coming out was heard.

Although Skinrood refused to give out any significant details regarding the situation, he did add the police believe there are two people inside the room. Although they cannot be certain whether the suspect was armed, he had threatened to harm the hostage.

While it was initially reported the man held the woman hostage in the eight floor of the hotel, it was later revealed the seventh, eighth and ninth floors of the facility have been evacuated by the police as a precautionary measure.

The hotel building is adjoining a casino, which is located at 777 NW Argosy Pkwy, Missouri. A command center was set up inside the casino, with multiple law enforcement vehicles stationed outside the facility.

The suspect is currently refusing to negotiate with the police.

This a developing story. Check back for updates.