A 39-YEAR-OLD MENTALLY ILL MAN WAS ARRESTED -- AT HIS MOTHER'S HOME IN KEARNS, FRIDAY MORNING -- AFTER, POLICE SAY, HE ATTACKED HER WITH A WEAPON... AND THEN TOOK HER -- AND HIS SISTER -- HOSTAGE.

SHERIFF JIM WINDER SAYS HIS OFFICERS USED GREAT RESTRAINT IN SUBDUING THE SUSPECT -- WITHOUT FIRING THEIR GUNS -- DESPITE BEING THREATENED BY THE SUSPECT, WITH AN AX.

THE MOTHER, 60, IS NOW HOSPITALIZED, IN FAIR CONDITION...WHILE HIS SISTER WAS NOT INJURED.

POLICE ARE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE... AND THE SUSPECT IS EXPECTED TO FACE MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES.

THE CRIME OCCURRED NEAR 56TH SOUTH, 57TH WEST IN KEARNS.