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6-hour standoff ends peacefully in Jasper

Police from several agencies responded. (Source: Indiana State Police) Police from several agencies responded. (Source: Indiana State Police)
The incident happened on Clay Street in Jasper. (Source: Indiana State Police) The incident happened on Clay Street in Jasper. (Source: Indiana State Police)

JASPER, IN (WAVE) - A six-hour standoff with a man wanted for felony battery ended peacefully in Jasper.

Indiana State Police said an investigation by U.S. marshals led them to a home in the 400 block of Clay Street in Jasper about 4:45 p.m. Thursday. They attempted to serve a warrant on Armando Gutierrez, 33, of Evansville, who was wanted in Vanderburgh County for domestic battery with a deadly weapon.

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Police said Gutierrez barricaded himself in a crawl space in the basement while armed with a handgun.

Members of Indiana State Police, the Jasper Police Department and the Dubois County Sheriff's Department arrived to assist. They set up a security perimeter around the home until a SWAT team and hostage crisis negotiators arrived.

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Police said while speaking with the negotiators, Gutierrez fired a round from his gun. Officers do not believe he was firing at them.

About 10:50 p.m., SWAT team members were able to use less-lethal weapons to deescalate the situation and safely take Gutierrez into custody. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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Additional charges are pending.

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