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Domestic violence call results in standoff with Lorain police


LORAIN -- A two-hour standoff stemming from a domestic violence call ended without incident early Monday.

Lorain police responded to a domestic violence complaint at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Redbud Place, according to Capt. Roger Watkins.

Upon arrival, Amanda Kackert, 29, told officers her live-in boyfriend, Daniel Keith Duncan, had picked her up and slammed her to the ground before fleeing.

Kackert’s toddler-aged son was also in the residence during the alleged incident.

Officers searched the area, but Duncan was not located. Officers signed an affidavit charging Duncan with domestic violence.

At 11:46 p.m., dispatchers received a call from the same residence in which a female, later identified as Kackert, can be heard over the open line telling someone to get out of her residence. Kackert did not respond to the dispatcher and the line went dead, Watkins said.

When officers responded to the house, Kackert answered the door. Officers saw Duncan inside the residence before Kackert slammed the door closed, Watkins said.

Officers’ repeated attempts to get Duncan to surrender himself were unsuccessful. The Lorain Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiator units responded amid concerns that Duncan was holding Kackert and her son against their will, Watkins said.

After an extended period of attempting to get Duncan out of the house without response, he eventually spoke with hostage negotiators via phone.

He surrendered without incident at 2 a.m. Monday, Watkins said. Kackert and the child were unharmed.

Kackert did not cooperate with police after the matter was resolved, Watkins said.

Duncan was taken to the Lorain City Jail on the initial charge of domestic violence, as well as obstructing official business charge related to the standoff.

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