New Hope Man Charged in 18-Hour Police Standoff
A New Hope man is charged in a police standoff that lasted 18 hours at a New Hope apartment building. The standoff started at 8 p.m. Monday and went until Tuesday afternoon.
Andrew Hogan, 26, is charged with second-degree assault, two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of child endangerment.
According to the criminal complaint, Hogan threatened to kill his girlfriend and would not let her and her two young children, ages 2 and 4, out of a bathroom. The girlfriend texted 911 and when police arrived, Hogan repeatedly said he would shoot the officers, the complaint said.
Suspect Was Getting “Amped Up”
The girlfriend told police that Hogan had been drinking and was getting “amped up” when she took the children upstairs to give them a bath. After police arrived, the woman was able to slip quietly downstairs and out the door. The children were still inside, and at one point, Hogan held one of the children up to the window, but refused to send the children outside, the complaint said.
Eventually, Hogan walked out the back toward waiting officers. Police retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun and a BB pistol in the home.