Man arrested following standoff at hotel

Police evacuated part of a Greenwood hotel during a standoff with a man who barricaded himself in a room and threatened to shoot officers.

Police arrested Geoffrey Albert Lacava, 32, 715 N. Gladstone Ave., Indianapolis, after a three-hour standoff Sunday that ended after officers shot tear gas into his room, charged in and shocked him with a Taser.

People staying in the rooms on either side of Lacava’s room at the Red Carpet Inn-Fanta Suites, 1117 E. Main St., were evacuated. Lacava blocked the door to his second-floor room with a mattress and furniture and said he had a rifle and would kill officers if they tried to get into his room, according to a police report. Police were concerned that if he started shooting, bullets might go through the walls.

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