Man Arrested After Standoff With Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputies

07/27/18 – 4:57 A.M.

A man was arrested this week after a standoff with Hancock County Sheriff deputies northeast of Mount Blanchard. Deputies responded to a call around 9:30 Wednesday of a man threatening to commit suicide. He had a handgun during the incident.

A hostage negotiator tried to talk the man down but negotiations broke down. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office called in the Wood County and Hancock County Emergency Response Teams. The teams used two armored vehicles to approach the man and talked to him through a loudspeaker.

The standoff ended around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday when the man surrendered.