Man Taken Into Police Custody Following Standoff In SE OKC

Monday, August 9th 2021, 9:36 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


A police standoff near Southeast 74th and Anderson Road ended with one person in custody.

Monday, police said they responded to the home after an armed man allegedly threatened to shoot family members.

They warned police to take every precaution.

“The family said he has a great hatred for anybody in authority,” said Oklahoma City Police Cpt. Rod Strecker.

Nearly two dozen police units, officers disguised in ghillie suits watched from the ground and air.

“We notify, activate the TAC unit, the bomb unit arrives, the negotiators respond, paramedics, fire department, they're all here,” said Strecker.                        

“I guess there's a standoff going on, a guy barricaded himself inside the home,” said Charles Raynal.          

“I’m glad they're out here trying to keep everything safe, cause it's weird,” said nearby resident Juan Martinez.

Martinez was working in the area when he saw the commotion, and officers told him to clear the area.

“They said they saw a crazy white person with a shotgun, who they said wanted to kill people or have a shootout or something,” said Martinez.

As Martinez and other neighbors passed time in the parking lot of a gas station, officers worked in the dead of the heat.

“We’ve got officers on our SWAT team who are highly geared up, multiple trauma plates along with long sleeves, helmets, we have to take into consideration,” said Strecker.

Officers worked to safely coax the suspect out after learning he was armed.

“We’ve been told long guns and hand guns,” said Strecker.           

Several hours later, police said he surrendered. 

Police have not released the man's identity.