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Police release name of man arrested after barricading in Columbia house



Columbia Police said 58-year-old James Scott Duncan is the man arrested in connection to this incident.

COURTESY: Columbia Police Department
James Scott Duncan, 58


A man is in custody after barricading himself inside an east Columbia home for several hours.

Christian Tabak, Public Information Specialist with Columbia Police Department says officers were called to the 700 block of Woodridge Drive around 8:40 p.m. Friday to a disturbance of confirmed shots fired.

Police blocked off parts of the area and notified nearby community members to make sure they were safe during the incident. Officers cleared the scene around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Scott Alpers, a lieutenant with Columbia Police, says when officers arrived, they were able to rescue a woman from the home with the suspect.

The department said they had crisis negotiators, the Columbia S.W.A.T team, a behavioral specialist, along with other resources on the scene to help resolve the standoff, according to the department.

The department says after nearly eight hours of failed attempts using situation-appropriate resources, officers decided to go inside the home.

CPD says once officers were inside the residence, the suspect surrendered peacefully at 4:15 a.m.

The department told ABC 17 News that they have dealt with complaints within the same block in the past.

CPD tweeted that the suspect’s identity and additional details will be released at a later time and that the investigation is still ongoing.

The department has also asked the public to contact them at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 if they have any information about the incident.

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