Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dad in custody after holding 3-year-old child hostage at gunpoint (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

UNNAMED DAD. This kind of crime is nearly always dads.

Man In Custody After Overnight Police Standoff In South Mpls.

September 4, 2015 5:50 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After hours of negotiations, a man is now in custody. Minneapolis police received the call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night from a home in the 3900 block of Garfield Avenue South. When they arrived, they learned a three-year-old child was inside the home with her armed father.

Police say, at one point, the suspect refused to communicate with authorities, so the SWAT team entered the home. They arrested the father and the child is now safe and sound.

Shots were fired around 1:00 a.m. when the suspect appeared to be shooting in the air. Police believed the suspects’s three-year-old child was in great danger and, as a precaution, an ambulance was on standby.

After conversations broke down between the SWAT team and the suspect, and authorities exhausted all possibilities, they entered the home.

The suspect is now in custody. His name has not been released, but a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Police Department says the incident could be the result of a mental health issue. Authorities haven’t yet said what charges the suspect will face.

His daughter is now with her mother. Police say the mother was not home at the time of the standoff. Prior to the incident, she left the home with the couple’s second child.