Thursday, July 10, 2014
Something Strange Going On In L'wood
Maybe it's the heat. The last few days my little corner of the world has seen an increase in violence or threats of violence. This past Saturday a man reported to be "despondent" shot two police officers as they approached his home and he in turn was shot by a third police officer. Fortunately, no lives were lost in that incident.
Today, a man barricaded himself in a house. He was said to be armed and dangerous and a day long stand-off ensued which ended with his peaceful surrender just moments ago. The Lakewood police department sent a robot into the house to help get the so far unnamed man out of the crawl space where he had holed up.
Both of these incidents occurred just a few blocks from my house. This is by far the most police activity I have experienced in the fourteen years I've lived here. I'm hoping it's the last of it, too.