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Henderson Police Peacefully Resolve Standoff

Henderson police peacefully resolved a standoff that had the area near 12th and Green Street shut down for several hours on Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 7:21 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2020 8:11 AM

A standoff between two suspects and Henderson law enforcement left a neighborhood shut down for several hours.

The chaos broke out after police tried to serve a felony warrant.

"They'd come over and asked us to go in the house, afraid there might be some bullets flying!" neighbor Phyllis Nichols said police told her during the height of the standoff.

That standoff ended around 8 p.m. Wednesday night, with the suspects in custody at the end of 12th Street near N. Adams Street.

Officers say, Henderson Police patrols noticed a vehicle with people inside who had active felony arrest warrants, and the two suspects barricaded themselves inside a home when they to make contact.

That led to a standoff lasting for hours.

Officers say that while they were able to get the suspects out without incident, it did take some effort.

“We had to use police tactics to get them out of the residence, but we were able to get them out without incident. Nobody injured, nobody hurt. That’s a good thing,“ explained Henderson Police Major Jermaine Poynter.

The lingering police presence kept many neighbors who live on 12th street from being able to get back inside their homes during the standoff.

Major Poynter added that officers aren't looking for anyone else at this time, and the two suspects that they have in custody were on the way to Henderson County jail.

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