Standoff In Edmond Ends Peacefully, But With No Arrests

Monday, July 5th 2021, 8:32 pm

EDMOND, Oklahoma -

Edmond police officers are searching for a suspect following an 8-hour standoff that ended without an arrest.  

Officers responded to a home Monday morning near West 15th Street and North Santa Fe Avenue after a woman claimed she was assaulted.

"Walked outside and just saw everything and I was like, ‘Wow, didn't ever think it'd happen in our neighborhood,’" neighbor Jaycee Davis said.

According to investigators, the standoff began when police got a call from someone stating her neighbor told her that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend.

"She was sent to the emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries," Edmond Police Department public information specialist Emily Ward said.  

Authorities, believing the suspect barricaded himself inside the home, called out a SWAT team and attempted to make contact with him.

"We spoke with him over the phone a few times and he's no longer taking out phone calls," Ward said. "He's turned his phone off."

Officers quickly blocked off the area, as one neighbor said, she didn't realize what happened until she saw a police car outside her front door.

"It's still scary just for anyone around," neighbor Peyton Kuykendall said. "Because a lot of us, I feel like, are families or college kids in this neighborhood."

Police eventually sent a robot into the home for another attempt at making contact. This is when officers found out no one was inside.

"We were taking all the precautions of what we believed to be an armed suspect," Ward said.

Ward said the search will continue as the suspect now has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

No one else was hurt during the incident.