LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police pulled a suspect they called "armed and dangerous" from a Jeffersonville motel Friday afternoon.
The raw video below shows the arrest as it happened just after 1 p.m. Note: there is no audio.
According to Jeffersonville Police Chief Kenny Kavanaugh, the Jeffersonville Police Department was notified that an "armed and dangerous" suspect barricaded himself at the Holiday Motel at 1901 E. 10th St. in Jeffersonville.
That suspect was 34-year-old James McGuffin, of Louisville, according to police.
When officers with the Fugitive Task Force tried to serve a warrant on McGuffin, he allegedly took "a hostile and aggressive action" and began to make violent threats.
At that point, Kavanaugh said the Jeffersonville Police Department Crisis Intervention Team and the SWAT team was called to the scene and arrived within minutes. They then set up a perimeter.
The standoff lasted nearly three hours.
Shortly after 1 p.m., officers wearing body armor and gas masks pulled McGuffin from a motel room and placed him in custody. He appeared to have injuries to his leg, and police placed him into an ambulance shortly thereafter.
He was taken to Clark Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries before being taken to jail.
Police said McGuffin has a lengthy criminal history.
The release of his identity headed off previous speculation that the barricaded suspect was the inmate who escaped Thursday in east Louisville.
.@WDRBNews SWAT is outside a motel room. They must be looking for someone very important! pic.twitter.com/2b9Op0rkyD— Stephan Johnson (@StephanWDRB) May 19, 2023
"We were able to determine right away, very early on, that it was not the individual -- the fugitive from Louisville that had escaped -- that it was a different individual," said Lt. Det. Samuel Moss of the Jeffersonville Police Department. "We were notified right away from the Fugitive Task Force, who shared the information with us as to what was occurring."
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