Claremore Daily Progress


October 23, 2013

Man’s threat prompts 3 hour standoff


A suicide threat led to a 3-hour police standoff at a home located at on North Miller Drive Wednesday afternoon in Claremore. 
Police responded to a call regarding the threat around 2:30 p.m. 
The reporting party told police that a man in the home was threatening to cause harm to himself and that the police should be sent, according to scanner traffic. 
Officials said the man had barricaded himself in one of the back rooms armed with a gun.
Claremore police had blocked off the street corner and did not allow any neighbors in or out of their homes during the standoff.
The man inside willingly walked out of the front door while surrounded by officers at around 5:30 p.m. 
No one was injured.
The man’s name has not been  released at this time. The man is currently in custody and the matter is being investigated.
Neighbors said a husband and wife moved into the home about a year ago and that their son also lives in the same neighborhood. The man was the only one at home during the standoff.

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