Standoff In Rural Oklahoma County Ends After Suspect Surrenders

Wednesday, December 8th 2021, 4:52 pm

HARRAH, Oklahoma -

An hours long standoff came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon in Harrah. 

Oklahoma County deputies initially responded to a suicidal subject call and were met with the sound gunfire.

Police think a family member made the emergency call about 10 a.m. 

"Man, cops come by there wide open. One of them had sirens on, rest of them just had lights," said Marty Wilmoth, a Jones resident.

When police got to the house, they were met with the sounds of gunfire. Deputies immediately backed off and called in negotiators to try and talk the subject down.

Officials said they made contact with the man multiple times, either through the phone or a speaker on a Oklahoma County patrol vehicle.

In that time, the man still fired his gun several different times.

"We do know that he fired several different shots throughout the course of this. At least half a dozen shots. (We) don't know if he was shooting at anyone in particular or at anything in particular," said Aaron Brilbeck, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Deputies said he surrendered peacefully about 1:30 p.m.

He had no physical injuries, but he was still taken to a hospital. It's not clear if he will face any charges. The man's name was not released of Wednesday evening.