Butler County Times Gazette
  • Police respond to stand-off with armed man

  • Officers of the El Dorado Police Department were called to investigate a report of a domestic violence incident on the 400 block of Hillside this morning.
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  • Officers of the El Dorado Police Department were called to investigate a report of a domestic violence incident on the 400 block of Hillside this morning.
    Officers made contact and rendered aid to an apparent victim of physical battery and then went to the address of the victim to speak to the resident at 434 Hillside, according to Police Chief Tom Boren.
    Upon officers' approach, the suspect, Michael Hejduk, refused to come outside or communicate with officers; when the officers noticed that the curtains were being drawn and apparently the subject placed furnishings in front of doors, the officers withdrew and continued to try to talk the subject out of the house. Surrounding houses were evacuated pending completion of the standoff, Boren said.
    The owner of the house was known to have many firearms including rifles. The EPD requested assistance from the Butler County SWAT team and the house was surrounded while attempts ensued to talk the suspect out of the house.
    The suspect was taken into custody after about three hours without further incident or injury when the suspect surrendered to SWAT personnel.
    The victim was treated at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and Hejduk was transported to the Butler County Correction facility to await first appearance in Butler County District Court. Anticipated charges will include aggravated battery involving domestic violence.
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