Standoff Ends Peacefully After Several Hours

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

A threatening note left at the Aintree Condos on Redding Road leads to a standoff for several hours.

Police were called on Monday morning after a resident left a note at the office, in which she threatened to harm at least one employee and one resident.

Police say they attempted to make contact with the woman, but she refused to come out of her apartment. Neighbors identified the neighbor as Mary Stickler, who lives alone and suffers from mental illness.

"She refused to make any contact with police, she refused to come out of her house. They initiated an ERU response and attempted negotiation for the last three hours with her," said Assistant Chief Kevin Sutton with Lexington Police.

After several hours, police were finally able to force entry into her apartment and arrested her. No one was hurt.

Animal Control was also called out to remove Sticklers dog from her home.

It is still unknown at this point, if Stickler ever had a gun. She now faces terroristic threatening charges.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    shmae on you all for not posting hte comments!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Jun 9, 2008 at 08:48 PM
    Don't Make someone so sick w/ a mental disorder look like a criminal. The real story is why Kentucky Laws Let people with mental problems be overlooked/ helped.Get a life since you love to see nothing but bad things out of serious problems people face everyday.This story is one I've delt with every day since I was twelve, I am now 26. Get a reporter that really knows the story what happened. I talked to the chief for 2hrs on the seen. He said people like this haft to kill some one before they could get the help they need. Why does it haft to come to that. Your story (way off) what really happened. Try to have some dignity with your jobs. Hope you get sued over something like this someday.Mental patients have rights to. -Her Son


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