JC Police Engage In Four Hour Standoff

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW)__Junction City residents were forced to evacuate their homes as police engaged in a four hour stand-off.

At about 1:52 Sunday afternoon, Junction City Police Patrol were dispatched to 1216 Downtain street in reference to a domestic disturbance called in by a juvenile in the home.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers were met by the female victim along with the juvenile caller and the suspect.

When officers tried to talk with the suspect he retreated into the home in defiance of the officers orders and was heard barricading a door at the time.

Officers learned the suspect, 40 year-old Juan Resendiz had firearms inside the home, so they evacuated the female victim and two children from the property.

Officers also evacuated nearby homes and continued to negotiate with the suspect by phone for approximately 4 hours.

He was convinced to come out and surrender, no serious injuries occurred during the event.

Resendiz was arrested and charged with domestic battery, aggravated kidnapping and felony obstruction of official duty.