Eviction Attempt Leads to Barricaded Person Situation in Downtown Dallas

Dallas police say a person is in custody after shots were fired inside an apartment high-rise Tuesday morning, triggering the closure of busy Downtown Dallas streets and the lockdown of nearby schools and businesses near Victory Park.

Police were called to The Vista Apartments on the 2300 block of Houston Street at about 10 a.m. Tuesday after an apartment manager said a resident fired a gun after receiving an eviction notice.

Dallas SWAT secured the scene and began trying to encourage the barricaded person to surrender. Sources told The Dallas Morning News that the man in his 30s and may have been arrested before.

Police said a flash-bang device was used at 12:03 p.m. to attempt to "distract and disorient a suspect" in the apartment. At that time, DPD said the situation was "contained, but ongoing."

At 12:43, gas was deployed inside the barricaded person's apartment and was seen billowing from a window of the apartment. The man could be seen opening a door, trying to dissipate the gas deployed on the balcony.

Read more: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Active-Shooter-Reported-in-Victory-Park-Area-252259851.html

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