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Paducah arrested after police standoff


A McCracken County man was arrested after a standoff with police at his home on Friday morning, July 24.

Ronnie Damron, 53, was arrested on a warrant charging him with mentally ill - danger to himself and others.

According to Paducah police, officers responded to the home in the 1500 block of South 29th Street to arrest Damron.

Police say Damron slammed a door on one of the officer's foot and ran back into the home. They say he reappeared a few moments later with a machete and a butcher knife.

According to police, Damron refused to come out. They say he would come to the door occasionally with the machete and knife and tell officers to go away.

After about 30 minutes of negotiations, Damron surrendered to officers.

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