The Hays Police Department’s Special Situation Response Team was called to a Hays residence Saturday.
According to a news release, HPD officers were searching for Tom Zimmerman, 54, Hays, who had allegedly committed several crimes that included burglary, theft, domestic battery and intimidation of a witness.
Later in the evening, the HPD received information Zimmerman was inside a residence at 201 E. 25th Street Terrace. It was also reported Zimmerman was making threats and was armed with an unknown type of rifle.
The Hays Police Department responded and began attempting to make contact with Zimmerman. The SSRT was called to the scene.
Th incident continued into the early morning hours Sunday before Zimmerman was apprehended without incident.
“The cooperation of the area residents was greatly appreciated and helped the police focus on successfully taking Zimmerman into custody,” the HPD said in the release Monday afternoon.
Zimmerman is being held in the Ellis County jail.