Suspect falls through attic trying to escape during Lexington standoff

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It began around 11:30 Wednesday at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Spangler Dr. Police say a suspect locked himself inside at apartment for around four hours. (FOX56/WKYT viewer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A suspect is in custody after a standoff with police in Lexington.

It began around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Spangler Drive.

Police said the suspect, 23-year-old Adrun Bennett, locked himself inside an apartment for around four hours. Bennett had a warrant out for his arrest following an August robbery at the Fifth Third Bank on Walden Drive.

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23-year-old Adrun Bennett (Fayette County Detention Center)

Police said several apartments had to be evacuated during the standoff. FCPS officials also told us schools in the area were placed on heightened alert, which means activity continued as normal inside the building but students didn’t go outside.

Bennett eventually was arrested and charged with fleeing police, improper registration plate, operating on a suspended or revoked license, and robbery.

Bennett was taken to an area hospital after police say he fell through an attic while trying to escape.

Police said they attempted to stop Bennett on Tuesday, Oct. 5, but he fled.

No one else was hurt.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at bluegrasscrimestoppers.com or through the P3 tips app available at p3tips.com.

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