5-hour standoff ends with man’s arrest

An hours-long standoff in Greenwood ended after a man was arrested.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Monday, police served a warrant at the home on Robbins Drive, ending a standoff that lasted more than five hours.

Officers were called to the home just north of Smith Valley Road about 4 p.m. It is unknown why police were called to the home, located near Westwood Elementary School.

Police used gas canisters at the back of the man’s home, forcing him toward the front of the house, where a team of officers arrested him. Police were unavailable for comment Monday night.

Before getting the warrant, officers tried talking to a man inside the home, attempting to convince him to come out of his house, but he refused. Police then tried to go toward the home to get him on two separate occasions but were unsuccessful.

No one else was believed to be inside. Just before approaching the home, members of the SWAT team escorted a person away from the home next door.

Shortly before 5 p.m., officers dressed in armor, or tactical gear, approached the house and tried to coax the man outside. About 5:30 p.m., the man came out of his front door and stood on the porch.

Officers approached the man and tried to subdue him with a non-lethal weapon, shooting what appeared to rubber pellets, or bean bags, at the man.

The man quickly went back inside of his house and could be heard yelling at police. Officers remained outside until they arrested him hours later.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.