Video from police robot entering armed subjects home

June 27th, 2017 at 11:27 AM

With the help of a robot from the Flagstaff Police Department, and assistance from Navajo Police, AZ Department of Public Safety, Guardian Air, and Tuba Regional Health Care Security personnel, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office was able to safely resolve an incident involving an armed person who discharged a firearm, threatened a family member, and barricaded himself in his home. Deputies and officers spent over 7 hours negotiating with the person and eventually made entry with the help of a robot and the Northern AZ Tactical Team. The person was taken into custody and later booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility.

Additional information:

Tuba City, AZ – On June 22, 2017 at approximately 8:30 am, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received information from Navajo Police Department in Tuba City of an armed barricaded subject at the Pasture Canyon Apartments belonging to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation.

54-year old Allen Lynch, Jr .had barricaded himself in his residence after a domestic disturbance involving a discharge of a firearm and threats to a family member.

Navajo Police requested the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office respond because the incident involved non-native individuals making it the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office.  During the incident, the Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Navajo Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Flagstaff Police/Coconino Sheriff Tactical Team, Guardian Air based out of Tuba City, and Security Personnel from Tuba City Regional Health Care.

Due to the involvement of a firearm in a residential neighborhood, a number of residents were evacuated.

After approximately 7.5 hours of negotiations with the subject, a robot from the Flagstaff Police Department was used to enter the residence where Mr. Lynch was located.  The Tactical Team was able to secure the residence and take Mr. Lynch into custody.

Mr. Lynch was transported to the Tuba City Regional Health Care for medical evaluation and later booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff under charges including Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Disorderly Conduct with a Firearm, and Criminal Damage.


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