A situation in which a 48-year-old man barricaded himself inside a North Eddy Street home with a 3-year-old girl ended peacefully this morning with no one injured.
After releasing the girl, the man surrendered shortly before 9 a.m.
Police were called to the home, at 1309 N. Eddy, at 2:57 a.m. in response to a domestic disturbance.
DeeAnna Carpenter told police that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, whom she identified to The Independent as David Driver.
Officers tried to talk to the suspect, who ended up taking Carpenter’s 3-year-old daughter, Autumn. The suspect was threatening the lives of Carpenter and the child, said Capt. Dean Elliott of the Grand Island Police Department.
Officers negotiated with the suspect to release the girl and surrender, but he refused.
At about 8:45 a.m., the standoff was continuing. Elliott said police were not aware of any weapons in the house, except for household utensils.
The department’s tactical response team was on the scene to deal with the situation and “free up some of the patrol officers, so they were actually able to go home,” Elliott said.
Crisis negotiators were also on the scene, sporadically talking to the suspect.
“Through the course of several hours of communication back and forth we were able to successfully get him to surrender both the girl and himself without any injuries,” Elliott said after he surrendered.
At this point, the suspect will probably be charged with terroristic threats, obstruction and possibly resisting arrest and other charges.
In addition to Grand Island police and firefighters, the American Red Cross brought its disaster relief vehicle to the scene.