Columbus SWAT incident ends peacefully

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (August 14, 2014) – A Columbus SWAT incident that lasted over six hours ended peacefully early Thursday morning.

Around 6:10 p.m., Columbus police officers responded to the 3400 block of Brent Cross in regards to a woman stabbing her vehicle and threatening others with a knife.

Based upon her actions and information received about the woman’s access to other weapons, the ColumbusSWAT Team and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene.

The occupants of neighboring houses were evacuated and negotiators spoke with the woman for several hours.

Around 12:15 a.m., the woman exited the residence, and she was taken into custody without incident.

She was transported to local medical facility for a mental health evaluation.