Police negotiate with woman barricaded in apartment; Lansdowne Elementary changes dismissal time

jmadden@herald-leader.comMay 14, 2014 

A woman who was barricaded in her apartment had Lexington police on high alert Wednesday after she threatened to hurt her neighbor.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the neighbor called police after the woman threatened her. Police received the call at 10:47 a.m.

The Emergency Response Unit was called at 12:30 p.m. after the woman barricaded herself in her apartment with a gun. Police were negotiating with the woman; she fired one shot, but no one was injured, Roberts said.

Police blocked Lansdowne Drive between East Reynolds and Redding roads for about three hours.

Roberts said the ERU unit went into the triplex and got the woman out at 2:45 p.m. The woman, whose name was not given, was checked by firefighters and sent to a medical facility.

The standoff made Lansdowne Elementary delay its dismissal time by about 30 minutes.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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