Redding man arrested after overnight standoff

Sep 25, 2015 9:58 AM

A Redding man is behind bars after a nearly six hour standoff with police overnight.

Redding police say they got reports of shots fired around 9:30 Thursday night on the 5100 block of East Bonnyview Road.

Elizabeth Willaims, 54, told police her son, Nikolas Williams,31, was refusing to leave after he forced himself inside the home after she locked him out and reported he threatened to kill her.

A swat team was brought in and positioned outside the home.

A Redding Police Department Hostage Negotiator attempted communication with Williams over the next several hours, but he would not respond.

Neighbors were evacuated and around 3 a.m. tear gas was used and the suspect was arrested with the assistance of a k-9.

No injuries were reported.

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