Woman taken into custody after barricading herself inside Sikeston, Mo. home

Woman barricaded in home taken into custody

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Police said a woman was taken into custody after she barricaded herself inside a home in Sikeston, Missouri.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officers responded to the 800 block of Cambridge Drive on Wednesday morning, February 5 in reference to a person with a gun.

Officers say they were told someone tried to check the well-being of a 54-year-old resident of the home and had a gun pointed at him. According to DPS, officers noticed the woman had burned several items on the front yard and broken out several windows on the home.

The DPS Negotiations Team tried to negotiate with the woman, but said she refused all attempts to talk to police. Officers say she barricaded herself inside her home and they saw the woman holding a pistol.

After about three hours, the Sikeston Special Operation Group was able to get the woman to surrender without incident.

According to DPS Chief James McMillen, officers used tear gas to get help get her out.

She was taken to the Missouri Delta Medical facility.

According to Sikeston DPS, several guns were found inside her home, as well as a toy handgun she had on her when she left the home.

Chief McMillen said the incident began at 9:35 a.m. and tactical officers and negotiators were on the scene until around 12:30 p.m.

Sikeston DPS was assisted at the scene by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and South Scott County Ambulance.

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