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Man holds parents hostage

Gerald Hicks. Photo Source: Smith County Jail. Gerald Hicks. Photo Source: Smith County Jail.

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A man is behind bars for holding his parents hostage. Just after 2 Tuesday morning, Tyler police received a call from a woman in Houston saying her nephew, Gerald Hicks was holding his parents hostage at their Tyler home in the 3200 block of Tulsa Street.

The caller advised that he had a knife to their throats and was threatening to kill them. Officers responded to the residence where Hicks was arrested.

The father was cut on the hand during the incident . But authorities say his injuries are non- life threatening.

Hicks was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault.

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