GLENPOOL, Okla. – Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police Department arrested a suspect barricading himself in his mothers’ home after law enforcement safely removed her from the situation.
Neighbors made concerning calls to the Glenpool Police Department during the early hours of Thursday morning, claiming there was an armed adult male trashing his mother’s house while also threatening her.
GPD responded to the call just after 4:00 a.m., which turned into a hostage situation.
That’s when the local police department called for LPD SWAT assistance.
MCN Press Secretary Jason Salsman said agencies from Jenks also responded to the scene.
Neighbors were evacuated from the area near 143rd and Kendalwood. The street was blocked off for hours while police worked the scene.
Police located a window where the mother was able to communicate with officers, unbeknownst to the suspect. With police help, she was able to escape.
After talking with officers, she confirmed that the suspect was armed.
Salsman said it turned from a hostage situation to a barricade situation.
Officers made repeated attempts to communicate with the man, which were unsuccessful.
Salsman said the man responded by saying things like “you are going to have to come in and shoot me” and “I am not going lightly”.
Just before 9:00 a.m., the SWAT team safely removed the suspect from the home and arrested him.
According to Salsman, the suspect is a Muscogee (Creek) citizen.
“He is liable to be charged with the severity of his crimes in both Creek Nation and federal court.”
He mentioned the suspect did have prior felony charges and should not have possessed a firearm.
“Its an unfortunate incident,” Salsman said. “But we are really happy to see nothing bad happened, this didn’t end in tragedy.”
According to a post from Principal Chief David Hill, the resolution is the partnership between agencies.
“This is why we have cross-deputization agreements,” Hill said. “Excellent collaborative work between LHPD, SWAT and Glenpool Police Department showing how we’re more when we combine our efforts.” Chief Hill said. “This situation could have ended in tragedy, but thankfully we have a resolution.”