Man arrested after 2-hour standoff with police at Hot Springs home

John David Barron, 57, of Hot Springs National Park was arrested for disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

UPDATE (7/10):

Authorities say a man is in custody after a standoff at a Hot Springs residence that lasted over two hours.

Hot Springs Police say they were originally called out to a home located in the 3900 block of Central Avenue and Buena Vista Road on Monday morning in response to a disorderly subject. When officers arrived on scene, they located and arrested John David Barron,57, of Hot Springs National Park for disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

Later that evening, around 7:24, police were called back out to the same area by concerned neighbors who said Barron was back making threats against others and being disorderly.

According to officials, Barron had bonded out when they received these calls.

When officers responded to the scene, Barron retreated into his house.

HSPD says at some point, Barron retrieved a shotgun, a long rifle, and a pistol, exiting the house multiple times to threaten officers but never pointing his weapon.

Officers reported attempting to negotiate with Barron using multiple tactics, however, they were unsuccessful in getting him to lay down his weapons.

Authorities say at this time they evacuated nearby areas for the public's safety.

On one occasion when Barron had retreated back into the house, police say several rounds were fired from inside the residence.

Department spokesman Officer Joey Williams says Barron then exited the house again at which point the SWAT team used a non-lethal impact round and deployed K-9 forces.

After a brief struggle, Barron was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Barron has now been re-booked into the Garland County Detention Center on the charge of terroristic threatening and is being held on a $100,000 bond.



A man fired at police officers during a standoff at a Hot Springs home Monday night, police reported.

Department spokesman officer Joey Williams said officers were called about 8 p.m. to a residence at the Timbercrest RV & Mobile Home Park in the area of Central Avenue and Buena Vista Road on the city's south side. Williams said a man refused to come out of the home for more than an hour, then shot at officers. Williams said SWAT officers were then called to the scene.

No injuries and no arrests had been reported shortly before 10 p.m.

It was not immediately known why police were first called to the home.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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