Woman stabbed to death, man in custody following standoff

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a woman was stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon, sparking a standoff that ended with a man in custody.

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Andrew Reynolds, 51 of Indianapolis, faces preliminary murder charges.

According to police, it started around 4 p.m. in the area near 22nd Street and Arlington Avenue on the east side. A woman was found stabbed on the porch. She was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but later died from her injuries.

According to police, the woman’s daughter told police on the scene that someone was inside the house. A SWAT unit was called to the scene because the man, later identified as  Andrew Reynolds, would not come out.

After negotiating for about an hour, police convinced Reynolds to leave.

Reynolds is now facing murder charges.

The victim’s identity hasn’t been released yet.

Police said a dog charged at an officer during the standoff. Police responded by shooting and killing the dog.