OKCPD, OKCFD respond to barricaded suspect, fire

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Both Oklahoma City Police and Fire are on the scene of a unique situation Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the 1600 block of SW 15th on the report of smoke.

When firefighters arrive, Oklahoma City police officers were already on scene talking to a suspect barricaded inside.  The suspect was later identified by police as 35-year-old Travis Young.

Police were called to the scene on a disturbance where one person was injured. When officers tried to make contact with the suspect, Young ran inside and barricaded himself there.  "He retreated back into his apartment.  Made threatening statements towards the officers as the officers approached his apartment," Oklahoma City Police Captain Ronnie Beck said.  "He produced a knife, then shut the doors, locking himself inside."

Officials say the fire is now out and are working to take the suspect in custody. Authorities believe the suspect may have started the fire.

The victim of the disturbance was treated.  Police still aren't sure what led up to the attack.  "We have been told that he has some mental health issues. We don`t know if alcohol and drugs was involved at this time.  Other than that we do not know," Captain Beck said.  "There has been other incidents with this particular suspect with shows of violence throughout the neighborhood."

No other information is available at this time.


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