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Armed male suspect barricaded in home

Several law enforcement agencies are on scene of an incident where an armed male suspect has...
Several law enforcement agencies are on scene of an incident where an armed male suspect has barricaded themselves in a home.(WSAZ)
Published: Nov. 27, 2021 at 1:02 PM EST
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DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) - UPDATE: Dunbar Police Chief Brian Oxley said they needed a heavy police presence in the neighborhood in order to keep the public safe and deal with the situation.

He tells WSAZ it all began Friday when officers got a call of a domestic dispute to the home. The suspect fled the area when officers arrived. Officers retrieved a warrant for the man and he barricaded himself inside the residence.

“After speaking with him on the phone, the Sheriff’s Department and SWAT team had decided to make entry into the house,” said Oxley. “Once they went in, he gave up without any incident.”

Officers were staked out on all sides and completely surrounded the home. At this time, the name of the suspect has not been released but he has been taken into custody.

Glenna Lawing lives one street over, she walked outside to the train tracks to watch the incident happen.

That many Charleston Police in Dunbar and then I saw Nitro and then I saw South Charleston then the fact that Dunbar’s chief did come over and warn us ‘I can’t tell you to run you off but I am just advising you,” said Lawing.

Lawing was thankful when the incident ended, she said he grand daughter was sleeping inside her home and did not want anything to happen to her.

“I watched as the swat team went in with their shields and took the dog in and it was quiet so we really did not know what they had walked into we were hoping not to hear gunshots,” said Lawing.

Chief Oxley said the amount of law enforcement is necessary to keep the public and neighbors safe while dealing with the incident in front of them.

ORIGINAL: Several law enforcement agencies as well as the SWAT team are at a home in the 300 block of 18th Street in Dunbar for an armed and wanted suspect who is barricaded inside.

Charleston Police got a call from Dunbar Police to assist in the call and Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies are also on scene.

Officials say one male subject has been detained at this time.

Keep checking back for more information as this story gets updated.

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