Updated on Monday, July 18, 2022 — Barricaded suspect identified; family shares additional details
After a four-hour standoff with police, a suspect was taken into custody after barricading himself inside an east side Guthrie home.
Multiple neighbors called 911 after they saw a dispute between a man and woman in the 1300 block of E. Cleveland at approximately 8:22 p.m. They reported they saw a man swing a hatchet at the woman.
As police arrived on the scene, they learned the suspect had run inside the home at 1307 E. Cleveland Ave.
Officers with the Guthrie Police Department attempted to have the man come outside by using their intercom system but to no avail. During that time, officers and Logan County deputies had a perimeter around the home.
The Edmond SWAT team was requested and went inside the home just after 10:30 p.m. Despite multiple attempts to get the suspect to come out, the man refused to leave the attic of the home.
With no other options, officers cut a hole in the home’s roof. Afterward, police shouted out commands and the suspect turned himself in without any incident at 12:15 a.m.
Officers located a hammer apparently used in the attack.
The female, suspect, and all officers did not report any injuries. The suspect was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
Langston Police officers assisted Guthrie Police with calls during the standoff.