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Gas deployed in Quapaw home standoff after felon barricades self inside

QUAPAW, Okla. — A lengthy pursuit and standoff in Quapaw Wednesday ended only after the use of OC gas by a Cherokee Nation tactical team.

Image provided by QNMS

After first responding to a domestic disturbance call involving gunshots on Whitebird St., Quapaw Nation Marshals found that the subject they were looking for fled into a wooded area as they arrived.

As authorities formed a perimeter to begin searching the suspect was found to now be around an elderly housing area; trying random homes in an attempt to evade QNMS. A Marshal did spot the suspect before he again ran from authorities into another wooded area.

QNMS soon learned that their suspect was attempting to get in touch with a friend to form an escape on Cayuga St. Here, another Marshal witnessed the suspect leave their accomplice’s home. The suspect noticed the Marshal as well, and retreated back inside.

The occupants refused to exit at the request of QNMS and continued to barricade the door and windows of the home.

Ryan Miner

QNMS adds in their release that due to the potential danger posed by the suspect (and felon) backup was called. A Cherokee Nation tactical team joined QNMS at the scene and deployed OC gas into the building.

All occupants of the home were extracted without further incident including their main suspect, Ryan Miner. Miner has multiple warrants for his arrest out of Ottawa County.

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