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Delaware State Police use gas to oust wanted man from home

January 31, 2020 GMT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities took a wanted man into custody following an hourslong standoff in which officers used gas to get the suspect out of a home.

Authorities arrived at a New Castle neighborhood on Thursday morning to serve a warrant against a suspect identified as Greggory Jones, 46, Delaware State Police said in a news release. Police didn’t say what the initial warrant was related to.

Jones refused to comply with commands and barricaded himself inside the home for about four hours, Master Corporal Michael Austin said. A Special Operations Response Team and Conflict Management Teams were called in to assist and Oleoresin Capsicum gas, which contains similar ingredients to pepper spray, was used to get Jones out of the home, Austin said.

Jones is in police custody, though it’s unclear whether he has been formally charged or whether he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.