RUSSELLVILLE, ALABAMA – A Russellville man is in custody after a three hour standoff.
Police say former Russellville Police Officer Robert Saint barricaded himself in his home Monday night. Witnesses say police blocked off the street.
Officers were called to Saint’s home after a report of shots fired. When they arrived, Saint was in the front yard with a gun. Police say they tried to negotiate with him for several hours. Eventually, they saw Saint on the ground without a gun and were able to arrest him.
Saint was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.
Saint left the Russellville police force in 2004 for health reasons.