Kansas man who wanted power restored threatens to shoot officers, police say
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in southwest Kansas say a 53-year-old man who was upset about having no electricity made comments about shooting officers before barricading himself in his home.
Garden City officers were first dispatched just after 1 p.m. Thursday to the city administrative building at 301 North 8th Street for the report of criminal threat. They learned that Charles Holt allegedly made threatening comments about having his power restored promptly.
Police then responded to Holt's home in the 900 block of Theron Place to assist electric crews while they replayed a meter and restored power.
"At the scene, Holt began yelling at Officers and City Electric personnel," Garden City police said in a release. "When the work was completed, Holt stood in the doorway with a firearm and motioned he was going to shoot Officers."
Officers took cover and Holt barricaded himself inside the home. He surrendered after about 2 1/2 hours.
Police executed a search warrant at the home and found three loaded firearms, including the one previously seen by officers. Holt was booked for two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal threat and interference with law enforcement.
During the standoff, the local SWAT team, the Kansas Highway Patrol and state fire marshal's office responded to assist. There were no injuries.