It was a frightening day for neighbors living around East 69th Street North and Gold Nugget Avenue as police with assault rifles weave around their homes looking for 36-year-old David Jeremy Neuroth Jr.
People living in this typically quiet Northern Heights neighborhood say Neuroth came to his aunt's house Wednesday morning and refused to leave. Police quickly surrounded the house.
"I was on my way home and they had the whole thing blocked off," Mandy Shimel said. "I wanted to get to my street but they wouldn't let me so I went around and still couldn't get in."
The stand-off prompted road closures and prevented Shimel from getting home.
"I talked to the one police officer and he said there was no possible way to get to my house," Shimel said. "Just kind of worried about where are my kids are going to go after school."
The majority of the children in this area go to Fred Assam Elementary School, according to the Brandon Valley School District.
Administrators say they're holding the kids at the school and busing middle school and high school students to Fred Assam, to keep them away from the dangerous situation.
And while she admits she's never seen anything like this happen in her neighborhood, Shimel says she's run out of patience after the hours-long standoff.
"I think it is inconvenient," Shimel said. "I should be able to go and come as I please. Granted they've got part blocked off, but that is over there but not where I need to go."
Police tell us they block off the roads around standoffs to keep neighbors safe until they get the all clear.