INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A 7-hour police standoff at an apartment complex near IUPUI endspeacefully.
Police were called to the Lockefield Gardens apartments ataround 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
At around 11:30 a.m. 26-year-old Jason Carrera gave himself up.Police said Carrera was armed with at least one high power riflewith a substantial amount of ammunition.
When officers first arrived on the scene they found a trail ofblood and followed it to the man’s apartment. Carrera toldofficers to stay away.
Police said Carrera is a member of the Indiana National Guard.The soldier is 26 years old and has served three tours in Iraq. Hecompleted his last tour 8 months ago.
He's had trouble adjusting since he's been back. Definitely,post traumatic issues said IMPD’s Lt. Jeff Duhamell.
Police said the past few weeks have been difficult for thesoldier.
“He was a victim of a car jacking on the September 6. Theytook his truck and possibly hit him in the head with a ball bat.He’s had some personal problems, possibly going through adivorce situation,” said Lt. Duhamell.
Several hours into the incident police began evacuating some ofthe apartments near Carrera’s.
“I wake up daughter and wife and took them to myfriend’s apartment,” said Jawad Al Jumaiah, anapartment resident.
Police said Carrera had been drinking before the incident andmay be suffering from a cut on his arm.
Negotiators were able to make phone contact with Carrera.Sometime around 11 a.m. the communication ended so police decidedto use a new tool. They sent a remote controlled robot equippedinto Carrera’s apartment.
The robot has a video camera and two way radio. With the robotinside, police discovered Carrera was asleep on a couch. Using therobot, they woke Carrera and convinced him to give himself up.
Paramedics took the soldier to Wishard Hospital for anevaluation. Police are holding him on a 72 hour detention. Duringthat time they will determine if an arrest will be made and chargesfiled.
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