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Z Motel

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Built: 1950s | Abandoned: 2016
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: Ginger Beck

The fate of the Z Motel, on Interstate 3o in Little Rock, ended with excitement. What was once a relatively unobtrusive little motel between Little Rock and Alexander became the site of a three hour standoff. It is currently empty, gutted, with the remains of a few old mattresses, toilets, and debris. Z Motel

Police say a man who had barricaded himself in a Little Rock motel is in custody after an approximate 3-hour standoff.

Police tell Channel 7 News Foster did not comply with negotiators, so SWAT entered the motel room and he surrendered without further incident.

Police confirm Foster has several outstanding warrants against him.

Foster will be transported to the Pulaski County jail where he will be held without bond. Police have not specified what new charges will be filed against him.

The Russellville Police Department got a call just before 9:30 a.m. about a stolen vehicle at a hotel. They asked the Little Rock Police Department to assist.

Police tell Channel 7 News when they arrived at the motel, they located the stolen vehicle and the suspect’s girlfriend, who told police the man had at least one gun and had a pattern of violence with law enforcement.

A hostage negotiator was called to the scene and all of the rooms in the motel were evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured and the situation ended just before 1 p.m.
Law enforcement blocked off the area on Frontage Road from Geyer Springs 1st Baptist Church to the west until the situation was resolved. 
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Ginger Beck

Ginger Beck has been exploring with Abandoned ARkansas since 2017. She has authored "Abandoned South Arkansas: Natural State, Natural Decay" and co-authored "Abandoned Arkansas: An Echo From the Past". She lives in a restored historic home in Downtown Little Rock and works to raise awareness on historical structures with local agencies.

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Steven P.
Steven P.
1 year ago

Was a Resident of Z Motel when I was a Contractor for Windstream… For its simplicity, it was well kept, manger was understanding, laid back. Yes you had bad folks that came through did things. But, it was in their privacy of their rooms. Made some life long friends and memories of that out of the place hotel.

Wanda Andrews
Wanda Andrews
1 year ago

I stayed a night or two with an ex-boyfriend aunt and uncle back in 2007 and I ended up with a boil on my knee and it ended up being lanced and I now have big scar and also ended up with bedbug bites

Seth Natas
Seth Natas
2 years ago

I think this would be a good filming place

Geremy
Geremy
2 years ago

unfortunately they are in the process of demolition of the Z Motel.

Bret
Bret
3 years ago

What a beautiful motel. A great representation of southwest Little Rock.

Guest
Guest
3 years ago

I have this vague memory. Was it used for refugees after Hurricane Katrina?

Steven P.
Steven P.
Reply to  Guest
1 year ago

yes

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