An incident Saturday involving two couples living in the same apartment complex at 108 Goodreau Street in Niagara led one man to barricade himself in his apartment.
Ruth Geiger, a nearby neighbor said "four or five cop cars" lined the street. "The apartment building was surrounded," described Geiger.
At approximately 6 a.m., a 28-year-old Niagara man discovered his significant other cheating on him in a Norway residence with one of his neighbors. That information comes from the girlfriend of that man who was discovered cheating. She also told TV6 the two men then got into an altercation at the Norway residence. Because nobody called in the incident to police, authorities say that altercation is unconfirmed and under investigation.
The 28-year-old then headed back to their apartment building on Goodreau, smashed all the windows on his neighborâ??s two vehicles, proceeded into his apartment and locked himself inside.
The Niagara Police Department were called and dispatched to the apartment at approximately 6:30 a.m. Friends and family members told officers the man was making calls and Facebook posts that he was armed and contemplating harming himself and possibly others.
"We evacuated the residence there and called the Marinette County tactical team, and they came and secured the scene," said Niagara Police Chief Karl Lamoreaux.
Police attempted to make contact with the man but continued to be unsuccessful.
However Lamoreaux said, "After a little bit of time talking on the phone" with the man, he did surrender. At 8:45 a.m. the standoff ended. "He was taken into custody, treated at a hospital, and lodged in Marinette County Jail," Lamoreaux said.
His name will not be released until he is arraigned on Monday.