Tuesday, September 27, 2011
SWAT standoff in Amarillo ends peacefully
Police now have the man in custody who barracaded himself in a home for several hours late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
It was just after 6:00 Monday evening when police were dispacted to the 6100 block of Palmetto, near the intersection of 34th and Bell. According to Amarillo Police, a female occupant was not able to get out of the house. She advised police the male subject, who was still inside the home, had threatened her with a gun.
Officers then made contact with the man who said he had weapons inside the home. He told police he was not coming out.
The residence was secured as SWAT and hostage negitiators were called in.
Communication was made and after several hours, at around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, the man came out of the house. He was taken into custody without further incident.
He was taken to the Randall County Jail where, according to police, he will be booked on a charge of Aggravated Assault.
The man's identity is not yet being released.
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Posted by Steve Douglass at 6:26 AM