A standoff and hostage taking took place in the south end of Kitchener.

The incident started Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m.

Police say a distraught man took a 25-year-old woman hostage on a transit bus near Lackner Boulevard and Keewatin Avenue. The woman's husband called 911 and police units arrived.

Several passengers and the bus driver got off safely, but the man and the woman hostage remained on board.

After making several threats to the woman and demands of police, the 36-year-old man surrendered to police.

Police say although threats of weapons were made, investigators have not located the items.