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June 22nd – Man arrested after multi-hour stand-off with police

8 hours after it began, police finally arrested a suspect that had barricaded himself in an Elizabethtown building. According to officials, the incident began when Elizabethtown Police responded to a report of a domestic incident at Wellington Way in Elizabethtown.

When officers arrived, the suspect, David Cooke, fled the scene, leading authorities on a brief pursuit. Cooke finally ended the pursuit on South Miles Street when he entered a building owned by a family member and barricaded himself inside. Officers from numerous agencies were at the scene, negotiating with Cooke throughout the evening. At one point, officials say Cooke shot an arrow from a compound bow, which nearly struck an Elizabethtown police officer in the face.

Just after 10 p.m., Cooke exited the building and surrendered to officials. He was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment, fleeing, unlawful imprisonment, as well as assault. He is lodged at this time in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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