New Town Standoff Update | VideoAmy Fox | 12/20/2012
"Everybody on this street is either related or friends of the family, so we kind of watch out for each other," said Fred Everett, New Town resident.
This neighborhood has already seen its fair share of tragedy. Tuesday night, when an armed man barricaded himself inside a home with three people, it adds to the list.
Everett said, "It must have been like 12:30, somewhere around there, and we started hearing shots, like shots were being fired."
While the man released the hostages shortly after, he refused to come out. After multiple failed tear gas attempts, law enforcement was forced to bulldoze the home to get the man out.
Now, the police tape has come down along 9th Street, so nearby neighbors are driving by the home for the first time to see lots of debris and rubbish.
"I think everybody was a little on edge,” said Everett. “Our whole town is on edge. I think everyone is starting to after the last incident we had that this is just the tip of the iceberg."
"Actually, it`s a really good community. It`s things like this don`t happen too often and you know it`s pretty much a shock, and I don`t think anyone is hardly used to it or it hasn`t sank in yet," said Dustin Benton, New Town resident.
While law enforcement says there is no threat to the community, some New Town residents are erring on the side of caution.
Benton said, "We were at work yesterday, and I stayed home today with the kids."
"We need to watch out for each other," said Everett.
The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.