The Slidell police SWAT team arrested a man Wednesday morning after he allegedly beat up his wife, threatened to kill anyone who tried to arrest him and barricaded himself inside his home, police said.
The incident began when a 911 caller said he had seen Robert Wineman, 32, batter his wife in a yard near the caller’s home. When officers arrived, they verified that a fight had occurred and learned that Wineman had barricaded himself inside his house in the 3100 block of College Street, according to Detective Daniel Seuzeneau, of the Slidell Police Department.
A family member told them that Wineman was armed and had threatened to kill any officers who intervened.
The officers called out the SWAT team, and a crisis negotiator reached out to Wineman but was unsuccessful in persuading him to surrender, Seuzeneau said.
The SWAT team finally entered the house and arrested Wineman without incident. Wineman, a convicted felon, had a loaded handgun with the serial number removed, Seuzeneau said.
Wineman was taken to a medical facility for evaluation. When released he will be booked on multiple charges, Seuzeneau said.
The wife refused medical treatment, he said.
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