Published Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 | 11:19 a.m.
Updated Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 | 6:50 p.m.
Area of SWAT activity
Police today arrested a man who barricaded himself for more than three hours inside his apartment and prompted a SWAT standoff that forced neighbors out of their homes.
Officers rushed to Darrion Webster’s home in the 4600 block of Oakey Boulevard about 9:05 a.m. after getting reports that a family disturbance happened there the night before, Metro Police Officer Bill Cassell said.
Webster, 28, allegedly refused to leave the apartment when instructed to do so by police and instead locked his doors, Cassell said. SWAT officers were called to the scene to try to coax him outside, and because Webster has a violent criminal history, officers evacuated neighbors as a precaution. Oakey was also shut down to make room for police vehicles and equipment.
Webster, who was home alone, was arrested about 12:30 p.m. He faces charges of domestic battery with use of a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, coercion with force or threat of force, and attempt to resist a public officer with a deadly weapon.
Police have not released details about the initial disturbance that drew them to Webster’s home.