Nichole Hannahs

Standoff Ends in Cambridge

by Nichole Hannahs on October 30, 2012 at 6:33 am

Cambridge Police spend the morning in a stand-off situation.

Cambridge Police said around 1:30 Tuesday morning they got a call of an armed robbery of a male and female in a car. The victims identified the two suspects and told police they could be found at 529 Garfield Avenue.

"A perimeter was set up on the trailer and several people were called out of the house none of which were the perpetrators, but the people that they called out did identify the perpetrators and confirmed that they were inside not willing to come out," said Chief Richard Wayt of the Cambridge Police Department.

The SWAT unit was called to the scene and tear gas was shot into the trailer. When the suspects didn’t exit the home the SWAT team entered around 10a.m. and found the suspects underneath blankets and pillows in a backroom.

"I think it was handled very well. We did a good job," said Wayt. "They really big thing is we go the perpetrators and nobody was hurt."

Cambridge City Schools closed South Elementary which is down the street from the home. Neighbors said children often walk in the neighborhood and that makes an incident like this concerning.

"Not so much nervous as it is uneasy living with the thought of people that draws the law around like that," said neighbor Mark Edwards.

The names of the suspects aren’t being released at this time and the incident remains under investigation. It’s unknown if the suspects are related to other robberies taking place in the area.