Man surrenders after standoff that blocked interstate ramp
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say no one was injured after a standoff shut down an interstate ramp for more than an hour Wednesday in central Arkansas.
Little Rock police say the incident began when officers responded to a report of shots being fired at a Walmart parking lot in west Little Rock. No one was struck by gunfire, but police said a man then got into a white SUV with two children and drove off.
Officers pursued the man onto Interstate 430 in North Little Rock, and he eventually stopped on an exit ramp. A nearby elementary school was put on lockdown as a precaution, but police said the man eventually surrendered without incident. The two children in the vehicle weren’t harmed.
Authorities have not yet released the man’s name.