Pepper balls end 5-hour standoff

TULSA - A man is in jail after a five-hour standoff with police in northwest Tulsa.

It started around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when police got a call that a man was choking his son in a home near Charles Page Boulevard and South 49th West Avenue.

When officers arrived, the man barricaded himself inside the house and stayed there until just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Tulsa Police Capt. J.R. Perkins says the special operations team then fired pepper balls into the house, forcing the man out.

"We'd like them to come out when we ask them to," said Perkins. "When we show up and put an armored vehicle in the front yard and make loud announcements, we'd like people to come out and at least talk to us and see what's going on."

The man, identified as Matthew Mills, 42, was arrested for possession of a firearm, domestic assault and battery by strangulation, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and possession of a firearm without a serial number.

Mills is facing additional complaints of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled drug without a prescription and resisting arrest.

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