WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Update: A heavy police presence on W. Manchester Ave. in West Terre Haute Monday night was due to a man barricading himself into a home after pointing a firearm at relatives.

Image from the scene of the incident

That’s according to Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse, who says deputies at about 7:30 p.m. were called to what was described as a diabetic problem. As police were heading to the scene the call turned into a domestic situation when a man reportedly pointed a gun at relatives. This caused other officers to respond including West Terre Haute Police and the Indiana State Police.

Plasse says those relatives were able to leave the home and were safe before police arrived, however, the man, later revealed to be Thomas Quintana, then barricaded himself in the home. The THPD Special Response Team was called in for assistance.

Plasse says after some time Quintana was able to be convinced to come out of the home. The man was then taken to the hospital for medical clearance before being taken to the Vigo County Jail.

Thomas Quintana, 68, has been charged with:

  • Pointing a firearm – a level 6 Felony
  • Criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon – a level 6 Felony
  • Intimidation – a level 6 Felony
  • Resisting law enforcement – a class A Misdemeanor