STANDOFF ENDS PEACEFULLY Standoff Between Police And West Huntington Woman Ends After 3 Hours
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Jan. 17, 2012 10:11 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012 10:18 PM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
A tense evening in Huntington's west end for three hours. A standoff between police and a woman kept the neighborhood on edge.
It all began around 5:30 Tuesday evening when a woman who lives on W. 26th Street needed medical help. Once paramedics got there, police say she pulled a gun on them.
No shots were fired, and EMS workers got out of the home safely. Police got to the scene and talk the woman into coming out after 2 hours into the standoff. The woman then came out to the porch, but quickly went back inside.
Eventually police did get her to surrender. During the standoff, police had to tell nearby neighbors to shelter in place.
The woman was taken to the hospital and police say after she's released she'll be charged with assault on medical personnel, then taken to the Western Regional Jail.
Police would not release the woman's name, but did say she had medical problems.
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