Columbus, IN—A standoff that involved members of the Columbus Police Department SWAT Team ended peacefully on Wednesday morning after a barricaded suspect with a felony warrant surrendered to law enforcement.
Officers responded to an apartment on Rosebud Drive in regards to a disturbance around 9 am yesterday. When the officers arrived, they learned that Michael E. Schuette, 26, of Columbus, had barricaded himself in the apartment. The officers determined that Schuette had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Marion County and was possibly armed.
Based upon the above information, the Columbus Police Department SWAT Team, as well as CPD crisis negotiators, were activated.
The negotiators were able to communicate with Schuette and arranged his surrender to members of the CPD SWAT Team, which is comprised of officers from the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department. Schuette was placed under arrest and remanded to the custody of the Bartholomew County Jail on the felony Marion County Warrant.
An internal lockdown at nearby Smith Elementary School was lifted at the conclusion of the 90-minute standoff.