LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A SWAT team surrounded a home in West Louisville Sunday morning after reports of a hostage situation.

The scene was on Hazel Street in the Parkland neighborhood.

Police were called to the home at 5 a.m.  LMPD says a man pistol whipped his girlfriend and held her children hostage.  Officials say once the SWAT team entered the home, they were unable to find the suspect.

The children were unharmed.

Later Sunday, police arrested 33-year-old Thomas Brown and charged him with assault.

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