Midland Police arrest standoff suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A man who kept Midland Police in a standoff Thursday night, now sits behind bars.

Police arrsted 34 year old Robert Rich Thursday Night.

That's after he called police from a payphone around seven thirty, asking for officers to come talk to him.

Authorities found Rich nearby on Apperson and Maxwell streets.

Swat team members had surrounded Rich's home at 43-02 Harvard.

Police say Rich's wife told them he may be suicidal.

They had an argument, and she left for help, but when officers raided the home an hour later, Rich had fled.

He now faces charges of family violence assualt, and criminal mischief.