Woman arrested after standoff in Fountain
Last updated 12/28/2022 at 12:36am
A tense, hours-long situation involving a reportedly suicidal woman who fired her gun out of her apartment window in south Fountain finally came to an end Tuesday afternoon when police arrested her.
Residents in the vicinity of Royalty Place near Crest Drive had been evacuated once police realized the potential threat to the public late in the morning of Dec. 27. Police worked for hours in an effort to get the woman to exit the building peacefully. That finally happened shortly before 5 p.m.
"As of 4:55 p.m., the situation in the 500 block of Royalty Place has been resolved," Fountain Public Safety Public Information Officer Lisa Schneider said. "Those who evacuated may return to your residence. We appreciate everyone's patience as we worked extremely hard to resolve this situation as peacefully as possible. The female was taken into custody at 4:50 p.m. She is facing the following charges: illegal discharge of a firearm (felony), violation of protection order and reckless endangerment."