Police: Man Who Barricaded Himself Inside Home With Guns Fires Shots At Robot


UPDATED: Sunday February 24, 2013 3:46 PM

Waverly police said a man faced numerous charges after a standoff with authorities late Saturday.

Waverly police responded to a report of shots fired inside of a home, located in the 600 block of Walnut Street, shortly before midnight on Saturday.

According to a police report, 62-year-old Michael Blevins fired shots inside of a bedroom in the home and threatened others.

When police arrived at the scene, Blevins refused to answer the door or speak with officers, the report stated.

Because of a report that the man had several weapons inside of his home and made threats, police attempted to gain entry into the home.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Strategic Response Team responded, along with deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, according to Waverly police.

The OSP sent a robot inside the residence to locate Blevins, and when he was located, authorities sent another robot inside the home.

Police said that Blevins fired shots with a small caliber pistol when he saw the robot.

A short time later, authorities entered the home and took the man into custody. It was found that Blevins was highly intoxicated, police said.

Blevins is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance as well as other charges.

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