After several hours of negotations Tuesday, Richmond police convinced a man who had barricaded himself in his home to surrender peacefully.
A Richmond police SWAT team, crisis negotiation officers and a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter all took part in the standoff that occurred in the 2300 block of Grant Avenue, police said.
Officers responded to the scene after a neighbor said the victim entered her home, pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot her entire family, according to police. The victim managed to push the suspect outside of their home following a brief struggle. When police arrived, officers saw the suspect entering his own house.
After guiding the victim and her family to safety, police established a perimiter around the suspect’s house and neighborhood. Crisis negotiations officers established communications with the suspect, who refused to exit the home.
“CNT officers patiently negotiated with the suspect for several hours, while the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter kept an eye from the sky,” police said. “Through patience, communication, and collaboration, the suspect eventually agreed to a peaceful surrender, and was safely detained by RPD officers.”
Police located a replica firearm at the scene that looked like a real gun.
“We are relieved that this incident ended with a safe and peaceful resolution, and we are proud of the patience and professional composure exhibited by our patrol officers, SWAT, and CNT members during this dangerous situation,” police said.