Norman apartments evacuated after man barricades himself inside

NORMAN, Okla. - Apartments in Norman have been evacuated after a man barricaded himself inside.

Police were called around 9 a.m. on Sunday morning to the Emerald Green Apartments in the 2800 block of Dewey Avenue.

A SWAT team was also at the scene, attempting to make contact.

The man reportedly displayed erratic behavior.

“Apparently, it was alleged that a subject was acting erratic and had threatened his neighbors,” said Capt. Tony Riddles. “One of the officers reported hearing what he associated sounded like a weapon being loaded or charged behind the door.”

Neighbors said the situation was scary.

“Well, what I heard is it started about 9 o’clock this morning, a gentleman was running around naked with a knife in his hand and then he barricaded himself in his apartment," said Rene Onwona.

Around 2 p.m., the man was taken into custody and is now being evaluated.

"They came out with the guy very, very peacefully," Onwona said. "There was two officers, I think SWAT team members on each side of him. He didn’t have no shirt on, no shoes on, just shorts on. The whole thing looked to end very peacefully.”

The man's identity has not been released, and no injuries were reported.