UPDATE: Standoff situation near Oakwood Avenue is now over, man charged with disorderly conduct
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police investigators arrested a man after a nearly seven hour standoff situation in Northwest Huntsville.
They charged 28-year-old Luke Joseph Lemire with disorderly conduct around three Saturday morning.
Police responded to a harassment call on Lasalle Rd. near Mallory Ave. around 4:30 Friday. Once officers arrived, they say the man became angry and threatened them.
WHNT News 19’s crew on the scene said they could hear an irate man shouting from a residence earlier in the evening.
Reports show the man went back into the home when officers tried to arrest him and refused to come out. That’s when officers at the scene set up a perimeter and established a command post. SWAT and hostage negotiators then responded to the incident.
After about seven hours, officers were able to take the man into custody around 11:00 Friday night without incident. They transported him to Huntsville Hospital for medial evaluation.
According to Huntsville Police, the incident started as an argument between neighbors.
Officers say no one was hurt in the standoff.