PITTSBURG — A police standoff which began with an aggressive dog report ended peacefully, Saturday, after negotiators convinced the suspect to surrender.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at about 11:45 a.m., Saturday officers responded to an aggressive dog at large call at 117 W. Jackson Street. Officers were able to identify the owner of the dog as Michael F. Chapman, 54, of the residence. As Chapman was securing his dog it was discovered Chapman had an active, no bond arrest warrant for driving while revoked.
When Chapman was informed of the warrant, he allegedly ran into his residence and into a bedroom where he attempted to block the officers out with the bedroom door. Chapman then allegedly indicated to officers he had a weapon and was going to shoot the officers. Officers heard what they believed was the sound of a round being chambered into a gun and chose to back out of the residence and secure the area.
The PPD Special Response Team, along with members of the Crawford County Sheriff's Department responded to the area and assisted with closing off the streets and evacuating nearby residences for safety reasons.
A Pittsburg Police negotiator also responded to the scene. Officers were able to make contact with Chapman by telephone in an attempt to convince Chapman to surrender. During the course of the conversations, Chapman discharged the weapon once inside the house, but did not shoot at anyone outside the residence.
At approximately 4:05 p.m., Chapman told the negotiator he was willing to surrender. Chapman exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
Chapman was taken to the Crawford County Jail where he is being held without bond on the outstanding warrant. The incident remains under investigation and additional charges are pending at this time.