Man Arrested After Standoff In Sioux Falls
by Associated Press
October 26, 2012 3:38 PM
Police in Sioux Falls say they arrested a 38-year-old man after he threw a Molotov cocktail at a SWAT rescue vehicle during an hours-long standoff at his house.
The device did not ignite.
Officers responded to the home around 12:50 a.m. Friday after receiving a call about a possible suicidal person.
Police say that after the cocktail was thrown, SWAT team members shot in pepper spray and Johnny Jay Thomas came out around 9:15 a.m.
Police say Thomas during the standoff also pointed a rifle at SWAT officers several times. Officers later found a one-pot meth lab in the house.
Thomas was charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement, manufacture of a controlled substance and other charges.
Attorney information was not immediately available.