A man is in custody after shooting at deputies and locking himself in the apartment
A man is in custody after a SWAT standoff in Harrison Township.
As reported during News Center 7 at 11Deputies were initially called to the 5100 block of Embassy Place for a report of a domestic dispute, according to Chief Deputy Matt Haines of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
They cleared the scene but were later called around 7pm after reports of gunfire.
When deputies returned to the scene they saw a man, whom they recognized as someone they had arrested a few months earlier, firing a gun outside the apartment, Haines said.
Because of his previous accusation, deputies knew it was illegal for him to carry a weapon.
The suspect ran into the apartment and did not leave despite attempts to negotiate by deputies.
The suspect was also not allowed to be in the apartment because he had been trespassed in the past.
Deputies then requested assistance from surrounding agencies as well as SWAT and hostage teams to help contain the scene because it was occurring in the middle of a large apartment complex, Haines said.
Law enforcement authorities were able to secure and take the suspect into custody around 9:20 p.m
Since tear gas and less-lethal projectiles were used during the standoff, the suspect will be transported to a nearby hospital before being booked into jail, Haines said.
He said he was happy that the confrontation ended peacefully and no one was hurt.
“Try to end this peacefully without firing any shots or anything like that. “Try to restore some order to the neighborhood,” Haines said.