The Norman Transcript

January 24, 2014

Standoff ends with no injuries

SWAT team deployed to southwest Norman neighborhood

By Joy Hampton
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A man was taken into custody by Norman police at 3:31 p.m. today after he reportedly threatened himself and others.

A SWAT team was deployed to 1617 Farmington Ave. at 1:15 p.m. and Norman police officers blocked off Farmington  and Beverly Hills after a man reportedly barricaded himself in his home with firearms.

“We receveived a call from a third party that a male occupant of that address is making threats to harm himself and others and is under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” said Capt. Tom Easley.

Easley said the “others” threatened by the man were police officers. Police negotiators worked for a peaceful resolution. No one was harmed during the incident and the man will be evaluated.

An ambulance and a fire engine were also standing by on the street.