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Police Standoff Ends After More Than Two Hours

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

For the second afternoon in a row, a busy central Kentucky shopping center turned into a chaotic crime scene on Friday.

It happened at the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center. That's on the city's south side.

Police spent hours negotiating with a man who barricaded himself in his vehicle with a gun to his head.

Police weren't sure what was going to happen, so they put stores in the area on lock-down and also shut down several streets in the area. Clark Morris Middle School was also locked down for some time but police were able to assist in sending children there home via alternate routes.

At one point, police were able to pass the man a cell phone so they could try to negotiate with him. He surrendered to police after about two-and-a-half hours of negotiation.

Police identified the man as Daniel Burden from northern Kentucky. Police tell 27 NEWSFIRST Burden had recently lost his job and was dealing with some other personal issues.

He was taken into custody at about 5:45 Friday evening. Police say he was transported to Pattie A. Clay Medical Center for evaluation. It's not yet known what types of charges Burden will face.


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