Man in custody, baby rescued after Gresham standoff

A woman was able to escape the apartment and call police

Sean Leon Lacy Jr. was arrested after a standoff, January 5 2017. (MCSO/KOIN)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — Officers took a man into custody on Thursday morning after he spent the night barricaded inside an apartment with a baby.

Police arrested Sean Lacy Jr. for assault, strangulation, burglary and possession of meth around 5:30 a.m. The incident started around 11:30 p.m. near Gresham High School in the 200 block of NE Division Street, Gresham Police Officer Ben Costigan tells KOIN 6 News.

Police were initially notified of a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman.

The woman was able to get outside the apartment and notify police. Authorities attempted to negotiate with the man through the night and eventually went inside and took him into custody and rescued the baby.

 

A man with a baby barricaded himself inside a Gresham apartment, January 5 2017. (KOIN)
A man with a baby barricaded himself inside a Gresham apartment, January 5 2017. (KOIN)