Police were originally called to 1303 Redbud Place on a domestic violence complaint.


LORAIN -- A man is in custody after a standoff that lasted more than two hours in Lorain overnight.

According to police, they were called to 1303 Redbud Place about 10:15 p.m. Sunday on a domestic violence complaint.

They found the victim, Amanda Kackert, 29, upset and crying. She told them her boyfriend had slammed her to the ground and fled the home.

Police were unable to located her boyfriend, Daniel Keith Duncan.

However, about 11:45 p.m. police received another call from the home, and Kackert could be heard telling someone to leave the home before the line went dead.

When police responded to the home, Kackert opened the door, and Duncan could be seen in the home, but Kackert slammed the door on officers.

After repeated knocking and calls on a PA system for Duncan to surrender himself proved unsuccessful, the Lorain police SWAT team and hostage negotiators were called to the scene.

Attempts to call Duncan out of the house continued for an extended period of time without a response. A phone was placed in the residence by the SWAT team, and Duncan spoke with hostage negotiators.

Duncan eventually surrendered without further incident after 2 a.m. Monday.

Kackert and her child were found to be unharmed. Kackert did not wish to cooperate with police after the matter was resolved.

Duncan was taken to the Lorain City Jail for the initial domestic violence charge as well as an obstructing official business charge related to the standoff.

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