A man surrendered and was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after he pointed a shotgun at a neighbor and an officer, a Nicholasville police spokesman said. No shots were fired and no one was hurt during a 90-minute standoff.
A dispute between neighbors on Lorraine Avenue resulted in officers being dispatched to the scene at 1:40 p.m., Officer Kevin Grimes said.
The man taken into custody, whose name was not immediately released, had pointed a shotgun at the neighbor in the midst of the dispute, and when officers arrived on the scene they could see him at the house, Grimes said. “He had the shotgun but he wouldn’t respond to them,” Grimes said.
But at one point the man pointed the firearm at an officer and police took cover, Grimes said.
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Officers set up a perimeter and the man eventually came out at 3 p.m. Grimes said the man was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. He said the man would be lodged in the Jessamine County jail.
Lorraine Avenue is off Lake Street and about three blocks east of the Nicholasville police department.