Definition of come for in US English:

come for

phrasal verb

  • (of police or other officials) arrive to arrest or detain (someone).

    • ‘At the age of eight in a Moscow hotel she experienced how the secret service came for her parents.’
    • ‘Brandon was still recuperating himself at home when the police came for him.’
    • ‘Branded a murderer, the police would come for him and lock him away.’
    • ‘The alarm had just gone off and several guards where coming for me.’
    • ‘She felt a slight panic rip at her, and she tried her hardest to play her cards right without him finding up the cops were coming for him.’