OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma (KFOR) – Officials say a traffic stop has led to an overnight standoff in eastern Oklahoma County.
Authorities say it all started when officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in Spencer. The driver refused to stop and led the police to a Midwest City home.
At this point, the driver entered the house. After negotiations, the alleged suspect left the house with a .22 rifle.
“He had a .22 long rifle with him. The police were trying to talk to him at the time. At one point, the man held the gun under his chin. An officer seized the weapon. The man fired, he fired himself, ”said Aaron Brilbeck, of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
The authorities there never unloaded their weapons.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital and rushed to the operating room.
“It’s pretty scary. It is a fairly quiet area. It’s not the type of neighborhood where you would expect something like this to happen, ”said Brilbeck.
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