Madera County Man Arrested after Alleged Hostage Situation, Stand-Off
All photos courtesy of Chowchilla PD
A Madera County man was recently arrested after what began as a report of a domestic dispute eventually escalated to a stand-off and hostage situation.
On the night of Friday, October 7, officers responded to the 2100 block of Kennedy Court in Chowchilla to investigate a report of a domestic dispute. Officers soon learned that the suspect — identified as Robert Glenn Hernandez — was refusing to come outside and was possibly armed.
Officers set up a perimeter and soon established a line of contact with Hernandez, whom they discovered had barricaded himself inside and possibly had hostages. SWAT personnel arrived soon after and took over the incident. After a short time, two individuals came outside and were taken to safety, police said.
After numerous attempts to negotiate a surrender from Hernandez, SWAT personnel made the decision to deploy chemical agents to get him to surrender without injury or further incident, police said.
Hernandez was ultimately arrested on various charges.