Police were worried that this man might have been suicidal, that his plan may have been suicide by cop. So tonight they count getting him to put down his knife and come out peacefully a success.
Witnesses say the man walked into the apartment complex in the 700 block of Northridge Drive from an adjacent park. He then broke into a unit that was not his. When the resident of the apartment came home, the suspect refused to come out.
Meanwhile, as police worked to diffuse the situation, folks who live here waited to get back into their homes, wondering about how safe those homes are in this neighborhood.