84-year-old woman sparks police standoff

Police say a standoff ensued Wednesday in Orange County when an armed 84-year-old woman threatened to harm other residents at a senior complex. Negotiators took two hours just to establish communication

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2014, 9:41 PM

Updated 3,654 days ago

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84-year-old woman sparks police standoff
Police say a standoff ensued Wednesday in Orange County when an armed 84-year-old woman threatened to harm other residents at a senior complex.
Negotiators took two hours just to establish communication with Bertha Burrows, who police say was emotionally disturbed, after she grabbed the gun and holed up in her bedroom, threatening to shoot.
Police say the situation was eventually defused and Burrows was taken to the hospital to get a physical and mental checkup.


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