PERU, Ind. (WLFI) - Police in Peru arrested a man after he reportedly fired gunshots and barricaded himself in his home this morning.
Blaine O'Neil, 45, was arrested Friday on a felony charge of criminal recklessness.
It all happened at a home at 311 West Second Street in Peru.
State Police sergeant Tony Slocum said O'Neil was arrested after a standoff that started around 8:30 a.m. The standoff lasted nearly four hours.
Officers said they observed O'Neil inside the home holding an assault-style rifle. Hostage negotiators attempted to communicate with O'Neil, but he did not respond. That's when they set up a perimeter and evacuated nearby homes.
According to Slocum, the shots were fired inside the home. Peru schools canceled classes for the day because of the standoff.
No injuries were reported and O'Neil is currently being held in the Miami County jail.
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