Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct when the victim left the residence.
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — One man was taken into custody after a standoff that lasted nearly four hours near Fairway in Wichita Falls ended Thursday afternoon.
The standoff started after police responded to an assault call in the 4700 block of Brookdale Drive at 11:56 a.m. on May 11, 2023.
According to a reporter on the scene, the man came out of the apartment after several loud pops were heard and officials called over the loudspeaker for the suspect to come out with his hands up.
Police used gas in order to get the suspect out of the apartment according to Public Information Officer Brian Arias.
The suspect was taken into custody around 3:40 p.m.
According to police, the man possibly barricaded himself in an apartment and was possibly armed with a knife or knives and/or a firearm. They said the man was threatening to self-harm. When they responded to the residence, they made contact with the victim, who told them the suspect had threatened self-harm and was possibly armed with a knife or knives. When asked if there were any other weapons, the victim said she did not know, possibly a firearm.
On the scene of the standoff were officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department, S.W.A.T., Crimes Against Persons Unit, crisis negotiators, and an ambulance on standby.
The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time or what he will be charged with.
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