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Man Who Barricaded Himself Surrenders After Talk With TV Personnel

April 11, 1986

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) _ A man who barricaded himself in his apartment and fired shots through the door at police officers surrendered today after talking to three television news people, police said.

No one was injured, officers said.

Howard Case, 36, was charged with terroristic threatening and wanton endangerment after surrendering this morning, 3 1/2 hours after the standoff began.

Richmond police received a report of a disturbance and went to Case’s apartment at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a state police report.

Trooper Greg Gay said that when officers tried to talk to Case, several shots were fired through the door. More police were called to the scene and the rest of the apartment building was evacuated, he said.

Case called the television station, WKYT in Lexington, about 11 p.m., Gay said.

The station said Case stayed on the phone for more than an hour with one reporter, then talked with another reporter and a sportscaster, asking them to come to the scene so he could surrender. He said he didn’t trust the police, the station said.

Gay said the two broadcasters worked with officers at the scene to get Case to surrender about 1 a.m.

After his surrender, Case told the station he was angry with the city of Richmond over a sign he wants to post and a business he wants to open.

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