Standoff forces temporary evacuation of Junction City neighborhood

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Junction City Police say Sunday afternoon officers were dispatched to 1216 Downtain Street in reference to a domestic disturbance called in by a child in the home.

Officers met with the female victim in the yard along with the child and male suspect.

Police say when officers tried to talk to the suspect, he retreated into the home, disregarding the officer’s orders to stop. Officers heard the suspect barricade a door of the home.

Officers learned the suspect had firearms inside the home so they evacuated the female victim and two children from the property and set up a perimeter around in the home assisted by members of the Geary County Sheriff’s Office.

The Junction City/Geary County SWAT Team was activated and responded to the scene. A Detective from the JCPD was able establish phone communication with the suspect who was inside the home. Officers evacuated nearby homes and continued to negotiate with the suspect by phone until about 1555 hours, when he was convinced to came out and surrender.

No serious injuries occurred during the event and the suspect, 40 year old Juan Resendiz, was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Felony Obstruction of Official Duty.

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