A woman arrested in Owasso Wednesday evening after an hour-long standoff with police is still undergoing mental health evaluation, according to police.
According to Owasso Deputy Chief of Police Jason Woodruff, shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Owasso police received reports of a woman with a handgun “shooting multiple shots into the neighborhood” in Hale Acres, near 11300 N. 106th E. Ave. in Owasso.
“Officers responded (to the reports) and attempted to make contact with the woman, but she put the gun in her mouth and refused to comply with the officers’ orders to surrender the weapon,” Woodruff said. “The Owasso SWAT team was activated and engaged in a standoff with the woman, continuing efforts to communicate with the woman until approximately 5 p.m., when she dropped the gun and surrendered.”
The woman, whom Woodruff said was in her 60s and resided in the neighborhood, was then taken to the hospital for mental health evaluation.
There were no reported injuries resulting from the incident.
The case will be submitted to the Tulsa County District Attorney to determine if criminal charges are warranted.