EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Standoff Ends - Suspect Turns Himself In
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Dave Benton
Reported: Aug. 5, 2013 4:34 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 5:56 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
The suspect in a six-hour standoff with police in Huntington has turned himself in.
Michael Johnson, 46, is now charged with felony wanton endangerment and misdemeanor domestic battery.
Police say he choked his girlfriend at his home on 10th Avenue, and also hit her with a handgun.
Authorities believed that incident led Johnson to hole himself inside that home, but after the SWAT team finally went inside the house after five and a half hours of no contact, it was empty.
Hours later, Johnson turned himself in and appeared in magistrate court Monday evening.
He's being held on a $100,000 bond.
Police say suspect was not in the house and is apparently at large. A warrant could be issued for his arrest on wanton endangerment, possibly felon with a gun.
S.W.A.T. officers just came out of house, no suspect in sight.
A S.W.A.T. team has gone inside the home where a man is holed up. Around 7:45 police entered, but still haven't brought the man out. An officer ran into the house with a briefcase minutes ago.
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We have an update on a standoff in Huntington.
Emergency dispatchers say the incident started as a domestic situation with possible shots fired in the at a home on Euclid Place around 2 p.m. Monday.
Police on the scene say the suspect took off after fighting with his girlfriend and then went to his house in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue. He has been held up in that house for the past several hours.
Police have called in the SWAT team and believe the man is armed. They have also closed off several nearby streets.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more updates on this story.
A police standoff was reported Monday afternoon in Huntington.
Emergency dispatcher said the incident started off as a domestic situation and turned into a standoff in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue. It started about 2 p.m.
Police have blocked off several streets in the area.
Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this story.
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