Police arrest man after hours long standoff involving the SWAT Team

IMPD trying to get man with gun to come out of home. (WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)
IMPD trying to get man with gun to come out of home. (WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the man who barricaded himself in a home Friday morning has surrendered.

According to police, officers were sent to the 2900 block of Boulevard Place Friday morning after reports of a man with a gun.

Police say it all started when a woman was driving in the area, giving a relative a ride.

Police say the suspect, 29-year-old Robert Richardson approached her. He pointed, what police believe to be, a rifle at her. She managed to escape and call police.

When police arrived on the scene they spotted Richardson quickly based on the victim’s description. Richardson then barricaded himself into a home.

Police couldn’t confirm whether he lived there or if it was a random home.

Officers surrounded the house for hours, until the SWAT team arrived. Eventually Richardson surrendered. He was taken into custody without incident. No shots were fired during the standoff.

Richardson now faces preliminary charges of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, carrying a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement by fleeing.

The case has been handed over to the Marion County Prosecutors Office for review.