Criminal Justice

Police Standoff in Porter County

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August 14, 2013 — Porter County law enforcement officers are at the scene of a standoff in Jackson Township today. They are at a house at 363 East County Road 1050 North near Chesterton.

Lakeshore’s Sarah Holst is there, for reports in “Lakeshore News Tonight.” She says the County’s explosive control unit arrived, along with people who appear to be family members of a man in a standoff with police.

She’s checking reports that Eric Martin fired gunshots while resisting police who came to talk with him about possible elder abuse involving his father, who appears to be among the family members at the scene who returned to communicate with his son toward a peaceful resolution to the standoff.

Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain is at the standoff, which has caused 1050 North to be blocked by law enforcement officers who advise that the area is a police zone, not an area for sightseers.


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