A Danville man was arrested after a standoff with police Friday night.
Danville police said in a news release that they got a call at about 2:15 p.m. Friday from a man who said “he had obtained dynamite and would blow it up if anyone else knocked on his door.” The man also said he was holding a hostage against her will.
Police said that “after multiple similar phone calls” they determined that the man, later identified as Randall Foley, 40, of Danville, was calling from an apartment on Earl Street.
Police and representatives of the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office set up around the apartment at about 4 p.m. and negotiators tried to get Foley to surrender.
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At about 8:30 p.m., the woman came out uninjured, but Foley refused to leave the apartment, police said. About 15 minutes later, state police “inserted gas into the residence and deployed a K9 team.” Soon after, Foley was taken into custody.
Foley was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for an examination, then was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center and charged with kidnapping of an adult and second-degree terroristic threatening.