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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Overnight standoff in Shawnee ends peacefully

  • An overnight standoff between a local resident and Shawnee police ended peacefully Saturday morning at a home in the 600 block of North Oklahoma.


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  • An overnight standoff between a local resident and Shawnee police ended peacefully Saturday morning at a home in the 600 block of North Oklahoma.
    The incident began about 10:30 p.m. Friday night when officers set up a perimeter and Cpl. John Goss started negotiations with the subject, who was armed with a shotgun and had allegedly threatened family members, said Chief Russell Frantz.
    At one point during the standoff, the subject fired a round through a window, he said. Officers set up a plan and test fired several non-lethal devices in preparation to raid the residence.
    But just as officers were getting ready to tactically storm the home, Goss was able talk the person into putting down the weapon, Frantz said.
    About 8 a.m., that person was taken into protective custody for mental evaluation, the chief said.
    During the overnight ordeal, Frantz said some of the nearby neighbors were asked to leave the area or stay inside their home for their own protection.
    “I’d like to thank all the officers, and the fire and REACT personnel that stood by all night,” Frantz said. “It was another great teamwork effort to bring this incident to a peaceful conclusion.”

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