1 person in custody after SE Indiana standoff

1 person in custody after SE Indiana standoff
Source: Indiana State Police

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - An Aurora man was arrested after a standoff Friday in southeast Indiana.

He was arrested around 7 p.m. following a five-hour standoff.

The incident began shortly before 2 p.m. when officers from the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department and Aurora Police Department went to a house on Dutch Hollow Road to do a welfare check. After arriving at the house, officers learned that the lone occupant, Michael Smith, 32, was wanted on a probation violation warrant through Dearborn County.

Officers say he fired a shot in their direction while they attempted to make contact with him at the front door.

Officers then moved back from the house and requested assistance from other police agencies. The Indiana State Police and officers from other nearby police departments responded to the scene.

After the standoff, the Indiana State Police SWAT Team entered the residence and took Smith into custody on the probation violation warrant without further incident.

Smith was also found to be in need of medical attention. He was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital and later transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.

No officers were injured in the incident.

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