SWAT resolves domestic situation

Published 10:46 pm Friday, April 18, 2014

The Suffolk Police SWAT team heads toward a home on Woods Parkway. The situation ended peacefully several minutes after their arrival.

The Suffolk Police SWAT team heads toward a home on Woods Parkway. The situation ended peacefully several minutes after their arrival.

The Suffolk Police Department SWAT team brought a peaceful resolution to a domestic situation on Woods Parkway Friday afternoon.

The team was called in just after 3 p.m. to the neighborhood off Suburban Drive.

The house was at the edge of a cul-de-sac at the end of Woods Parkway, where, neighbor Monica Robinson said, the son refused to come outside.

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Robinson said she heard nothing until the arrival of police, who “kept asking him to come out and they would talk about it.”

“Then we waited a couple of hours … then he did come out with his hands up, like instructed,” she said.

She described the young man as quiet. “We have been here 10 years, and I might have seen him three of four times, just hanging out in the garage,” she said.

Katrina Askew, a neighbor further down, said, “This is a quiet area. Nice and peaceful out here.”

Her husband, Richard Askew, said that his son had seen police arrive with guns drawn.

Neighbor John Spruill observed that the episode was over in a matter of minutes after the SWAT team arrived. “An officer told me I might want to stay inside — they had a domestic situation down the street,” he said.

City spokeswoman Diana Klink said the episode involved a domestic situation between a mother and son.