Bentonville police said a woman is dead after an armed man barricaded himself inside a home for more than four hours Sunday while police tried to negotiate.
It happened inside a home at 804 S.W. Ouachita Drive. Police said it started with a domestic disturbance that led to shots being fired about 4 p.m.
Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson confirmed that a woman is dead, while the suspect, a man, was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police haven't released the suspect's name, but property records show the home is owned by Perry D. Davis Jr., and Kelly Davis.
A neighbor said she's been told that the man who lives in the home is an everyday kind of guy.
"I don't him personally, but I've talked to some other neighbors who do, and they said he's a really nice guy. He sits out on his front porch and makes conversation," said concerned neighbor Amanda Villa. "It's just really sad this is happening."
The Bentonville police Bomb Squad and SWAT teams were called the scene, where authorities blocked off access to that area of the neighborhood. Some neighbors were evacuated.
"We've got an entire portion of this neighborhood that's being held hostage right now," Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson said Sunday night.
"Some people can't leave their homes, some can't return to their homes. We are going to work for as quick of a resolution as possible. But we recognize we have very strong limitations to do that but we will continue to work on that," he said.
No injuries have been reported. The home is about a mile and a half west of the Walmart Home Office. The Rogers police department's SWAT team is assisting.
"Quite of few of them were in the yard earlier," neighbor Amanda Villa told 5NEWS. "Kind of the same feeling all around just that it's unusual and just hoping everyone is ok."
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