Whitley Co. Standoff Puts Nearby Schools on Alert

Contributor: Lance Vaught
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Updated: 3/27 7:14 pm
According to Whitley County deputies, a man threatening to hurt himself led to a road closure, which also put nearby schools on alert.

Officers said they arrived at a home on Davenport Lane around 2pm Wednesday to try to talk Taliesin Gwyddoiniaid out of hurting himself with weapons he reportedly had in the residence.

Deputies said Gwyddoiniaid had barricaded the door and told them to "go away," turning on a radio to prevent any conversation.

Investigators said the standoff lasted two hours, which prompted the road to be closed while kids were returning home from school.

According to deputies, a gargling noise could be heard coming from inside the home, so they forced themselves inside.

They reportedly found Gwyddoiniaid unconscious with a shotgun in his hand, with a loaded pistol sitting close by.

Gwyddoiniaid was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

Criminal charges could be filed.
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