Robbery Suspect Refuses to Surrender, Negotiators Working to Convince Him Otherwise

Negotiators have been working for the past three hours to resolve an incident involving a robbery suspect barricaded in a residence in the 400 block of W. Galer Street.

Shortly after 6:00 a.m., SWAT officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on the suspect. The suspect refused to come out and claimed to be armed with a handgun.  At approximately 8:00 a.m. the suspect allowed his adult son to leave the house.  The son was not injured.

Negotiators are still attempting to establish a dialogue with the suspect and resolve this standoff peacefully.  The surrounding streets are blocked as this incident continues.