Update: PPB In Negotiations With Armed Suspect

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May 22, 2022 14:22


The incident in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood has been peacefully resolved. The subject involved in this situation was believed to be in crisis and was transported to an area hospital to be evaluated.

Assistant Chief Jamie Resch who was on scene said, “The use of the Special Emergency Response Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team as a way to deescalate the situation allowed for this person to be safely taken to the hospital and receive the care he needs. We appreciate the cooperation of the businesses and residents who were impacted by this closure. I would also like to thank all the members working East Precinct and SERT/CNT for their teamwork and compassion to safely resolve this incident.”

The subject is not being identified at this time as he was not arrested. Southeast Division Street is back open to traffic.


###Original Message Below###

Police are negotiating with a menacing suspect in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, who is believed to be armed, prompting a callout of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT).

On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, at 9:03 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to an accident involving two vehicles in the 12900 block of Southeast Division Street. One driver called into dispatch and said the other driver had a gun and was sitting inside of his car.

Officers arrived and learned the suspect pointed the gun at the other driver and then put the gun to his own head. Since the suspect was armed and refusing to exit his vehicle, the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist.

During this incident Southeast Division Street from Southeast 125th Avenue to Southeast 136th Avenue. The PIO is responding to the scene. Additional information will be shared when available.



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