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A 45-year-old man has been detained late Saturday through early Sunday following an altercation with Hammond SWAT.
Police gather on the 5100 block on Sohl Avenue in Hammond.
The Hammond SWAT team was called in to assist police officers in a Hammond apartment building after a male subject refused to leave an apartment following an alleged domestic argument.
SWAT negotiators were called in to remove a man from an apartment on the 5100 block on Sohl Avenue in Hammond.
Hammond: A 45-year-old man is in custody after trying to evade Hammond police early Sunday morning following a SWAT stalemate in an apartment building.
Police were first sent to the 5100 block on Sohl Avenue at around 9:25 p.m. Saturday after gunfire had been fired in an apartment building, Lt. Steven Kellogg of the Hammond Police Department.
The officers located and spoke to a woman who said she was in an argument with her male roommate and told him to leave. The man was excited and threatened to shoot the woman or police who responded, she told police.
The woman said the roommate pulled a gun from his bedroom and tried twice to shoot her head. The gun did not fire initially and the man hit the gun causing it to be discharged into the floor of the apartment. The woman was then able to kick the suspect and escape without injuries, she told police.
Hammond SWAT and hostage taker later arrived at the scene and attempted to contact the man at the apartment. After several unsuccessful attempts, police used tear gas at around 2 a.m. on Sunday to remove the man. He wasn’t inside after police searched the residence, Kellogg said.
The police searched the area and found the man hiding under a staircase near the residence at around 4 a.m. He was then taken into custody, Kellogg said.