Chicago Man Arrested After Holding Children At Gunpoint in Columbus

(COLUMBUS) – A Chicago man was arrested Monday afternoon after a report of him holding children at gunpoint which started a standoff with Columbus police.

The incident began around 5 p.m. in the 1300 block of Central Avenue.

Daquan Barfield. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Officers tried to talk to 25-year-old Daquan Barfield, but he refused to communicate with officers. The SWAT team was called.

Barfield surrendered and was arrested on charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, pointing a firearm, strangulation and domestic battery.

Four young children were found in the home.