1 man arrested after 8 hour standoff with police in Paducah

Man in custody after hours long standoff

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - One man is in police custody after barricading himself inside a home for eight hours in Paducah on May 25.

Police said the standoff began when Wade Shannon Alexander called his sister to the home at 7:30 a.m. and the pair had an argument.

Alexander’s sister told police her brother pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at her and threatened to kill her, her boyfriend, himself and police officers.

She said he also threatened her with a knife.

Alexander let his sister leave the home after about two hours and police were contacted.

Officers arrived to the home on the 3500 block of Buckner Lane shortly before 9:45 a.m.

The Paducah Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team was called into to talk with Alexander, but the 41-year-old refused to come out of the home or to talk.

Detectives were able to make contact with Alexander’s 19-year-old nephew, who was asleep in the basement of the home. The nephew was able to get out of the home safely.

Police blocked off Buckner Ln. between Sycamore Dr. and Friedman Ave. while they tried to get Alexander out of the house. Neighbors were told to stay inside their homes or to leave the area.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., a SWAT team removed Alexander from the home without any problems.

Alexander was arrested and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail on kidnapping (adult), first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening charges.

During a search of the home, detectives said they found a shotgun, a handgun and a knife, as described by Alexander’s sister.

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