INDIANAPOLIS -- A man was arrested after a brief standoff that involved his son late Tuesday night on Indianapolis' northwest side.
Marvin Parish, 43, was arrested without incident at about 11:15 p.m. at his home in the 5900 block of Belford Court after a SWAT unit was called to the home.
Indianapolis Police Lt. Jeff Duhamell said the incident began as a domestic dispute involving the mother of Parish's 3-year-old son in which she was assaulted.
The woman left the home, but the child stayed behind. Fearing for her son's safety, she later called police.
The woman told police that Parish told her that he would kill her if she returned to the home.
When officers arrived, Parish refused to come out and told them he was armed, police said.
Parish released the child about 10 minutes after the SWAT unit arrived. He was arrested about a half-hour later.
Parish faces charges of domestic battery and criminal confinement. He was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on a driving while suspended charge.
The child was not injured and was given to his mother.
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10026444Indianapolis- A domestic situation turned into a SWAT Team standoff Tuesday night with a man holding his son hostage.
It started just after 8pm in the 5,000 block of Belford Court on the city's Northwest side.
That's when police say 42-year-old Marvin Parish hit the mother of his child causing her to leave the house.
About an hour later, she calls the suspect wanting to come home, he tells her if she did he would kill her and said he would not give up their three-year-old son.
Police arrived at the home around 9:45pm. Officers say, the suspect came to the door, but refused to come out.
Officers say he proceeded to make threats to the police and had a weapon.
Police say Parish released his son to his uncle after about thirty minutes of negotiating with police.
Parish surrendered peacefully an hour later. He faces charges of domestic battery and confinement.
Crews took Parish to Wishard Hospital, it is believed he consumed several pills and was having trouble breathing at the scene. The child was not injured and was returned to his mother.