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CSPD finds peaceful resolution after hours long standoff with barricaded person

Police were responding to a report of a suicidal man with a handgun who threatened to shoot another person
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 12:54 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - College Station police say there has been a peaceful resolution and a subject has been detained following the call of a barricaded person.

Police say around 11:40 a.m., Wednesday, officers responded to a home in the 4100 block of Whispering Creek Drive for a report of a suicidal man armed with a handgun. CSPD also received reports that the man had threatened to shoot another person.

Once police arrived they were able to determine the man was alone inside the home and were able to secure the perimeter around the house. During this time residents in the area were contacted and evacuated, as a precaution.

SWAT and negotiations teams were called when the initial attempts to contact the man were unsuccessful, according to police. Around 2 a.m., more than 12 hours after the initial call, police say the man surrendered and was taken into custody. No one was injured in the incident, but CSPD is still investigating and says criminal charges are possible.

During the standoff police closed several roads in the Spring Creek Subdivision that prevented some residents from returning home. Police say residents who live in the area were allowed to return home late Wednesday night.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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