Man Arrested Following Eight Hour Standoff in Paducah

One man is in police custody after barricading himself inside a home for eight hours in Paducah on Memorial Day. Police said the standoff began when Wade Shannon Alexander called his sister to the home at 7:30 a.m. and the pair had an argument. Alexander’s sister told police her brother pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at her and threatened to kill her, her boyfriend, himself and police officers. She said he also threatened her with a knife. The suspect let his sister leave the home after about two hours and police were called. They arrived to the home on the 3500 block of Buckner Lane shortly before 9:45 a.m. The police department’s Crisis Negotiation Team was called into to talk with Alexander, but the 41-year-old refused to come out of the home or to talk. Police blocked off Buckner Lane between Sycamore Drive and Friedman Avenue while they tried to get Alexander out of the house. Neighbors were told to stay inside their homes or to leave the area. At around 5:30 p.m., a SWAT team removed Alexander from the home without any problems. He was arrested and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail on kidnapping (adult), first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening charges. During a search of the home, detectives said they found a shotgun, a handgun and a knife, as described by Alexander’s sister.



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