Monday, November 10, 2008

Stand Off

I live in a quiet suburb, on a sleepy little cul-de-sac street. Which was blocked off by 6 cop cars when we drove home from ballet today.

They let me pull in to my driveway but would not tell me what was going on. They did tell me to go in the house and stay inside. I called the police non-emergency line, and got the same thing. "We can't tell you what's happening, but we have it under control!" If you say so.

Fortunately, another neighbor called to tell me that my neighbor across the cul-de-sac has an adult bipolar son who was acting in a threatening manner, and was apparently in a room with a weapon. While we ate dinner, we could hear the police bullhorn saying, "You have to come out. You are not in trouble. We want to get you help. You need to come out now."

Two hours later, its quieter but apparently still not resolved. It is nice to know that four other neighbors called me to find out what was going on. It's kinda like a bad TV movie out there right now. I hope it is resolved quickly and uneventfully.


peevish said...

God, me too!

Emily said...

Oh, how sad. I hope it was resolved peacefully. Please give us an update.

ColeBugsmommy said...

Very sad and traumatic for everyone involved. I hope everything is resolved now.