UPDATE: Man Facing Possible Charges After Standoff in NE Rochester

February 26, 2018 02:10 PM

(ABC 6 News) - A Rochester man is facing possible charges after a standoff situation over the weekend.

According to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin, around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday police dispatch started to receive calls of a blue vehicle driving recklessly and the driver waiving an alleged weapon.


One of the callers said a man got out of a car and was waiving an alleged weapon along the 1500 block of 11th Ave. NE.

Another caller, who was known to the suspect, said the suspect had kicked in the door of a home on the 2700 block of Georgetown Place NW and said, "This is the last time you'll see me alive."

Sherwin said police were able to track the suspect to a home near the intersection of 7th St. NE and 12th Ave. NE where they engaged in a standoff.

After 30 minutes Sherwin said police made entry into the home and arrested Demetrious Tankhamvang.  

He has been charged with 2nd-Degree Assault, which is a felony. 

His next scheduled court appearance is on March 13.


Previous story:

A police situation on Saturday afternoon closed a street in a Northeast neighborhood in Rochester.

More than half a dozen Rochester police officers were on the scene at a home near the intersection of 7th Street NE and 12th Avenue NE, some with guns drawn. Neighbors said the incident started around 2:30 pm.

One person, we talked to expressed that seeing this kind of situation so close to home is unnerving, "7 squad cars... they kept yelling at him to come out, then they drew their guns and charged in with shields."

ABC 6 News is working to confirm just what caused this incident. Stay with us on air and online for the latest in this incident.



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