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SWAT team called to Westlake home, man threatened to use guns against family

Posted at 12:42 PM, Dec 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-24 18:18:24-05

A distraught man called 911 at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday with concerns about his brother who said he had a gun and was acting erratically.

The caller said he had gotten himself and his sister out of the house, but was concerned for his mother, who was still inside with the suspect.

"My brother has a gun and he's talking very erratically," the man said. "I've gotten out of the house, but my mother is still inside the house. I need some help. Please. Please."

"He went upstairs and slammed the door and started screaming. He began to behave very erratically, I've never seen him behave this way," he continued.

Police say the suspect's mother was too afraid to come out of the house and locked herself in a bathroom.

Residents of at least two neighboring houses were evacuated.

A SWAT team and hostage negotiators were on scene and were able to talk the mother safely out of the house almost three hours after the 911 call was made.

The SWAT team finally entered the house at 4:24 a.m. and the 52-year-old suspect, Ramone Boyd, gave himself up.

Boyd was arrested for domestic violence due to threats made with an M4 and is in Westlake City Jail.

Police say Boyd never showed any weapons, but the home was found in disarray, with broken dishware and overturned furniture.