Standoff at Claremore motel ends peacefully

CLAREMORE — Authorities say a nine-hour standoff at a Claremore motel ended early Tuesday with the peaceful surrender of two suspects.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 13, 2012
Advertisement
;

CLAREMORE — Authorities say a nine-hour standoff at a Claremore motel ended early Tuesday with the peaceful surrender of two suspects.

Authorities tell a local television station that the incident began Monday when officers spotted a stolen car in the parking lot of a Walmart.

Police say officers discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab inside the car. Two men fled to the Elms Motel as officers tried to arrest them.

Police say the men hid in the attic of one of the rooms, and the Tulsa Police Special Operations Unit was called in to help.

Tulsa Sgt. Malcolm Wightman says both men surrendered at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday shortly after Claremore police fired pepper balls into the room.

The two men, whose names weren't released, remain jailed Tuesday morning.


NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.
Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Antonin Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are...
  2. 2
    The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence
  3. 3
    Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to work Kentucky Derby
  4. 4
    Oklahoma basketball: Juco guard set to visit Sooners on Wednesday
  5. 5
    Texas town ready to drink its own toilet water
+ show more