Deputies arrest wanted man following standoff in Brazos County neighborhood

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BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- Deputies have taken a wanted man into custody following a 3-hour standoff in a west Brazos County neighborhood.

Brazos County deputies went to a home Tuesday afternoon on Luza Lane to serve a warrant and that's when 52-year-old Anthony Luza jr. barricaded himself inside the house.

The Sheriff's Office says Luza allegedly displayed a gun and yelled through the window of the home, threatening to kill deputies before he went back to jail. That is when Deputies say they heard the sound of a shotgun being racked.

Authorities say deputies then moved to a safer location to speak to Luza, who then walked to the door, opened it, and pointed the barrel end of the rifle outside of the door.

After using non-lethal force on Luza deputies were able to take him into custody. He was taken to a hospital to be examined before being transferred to jail, said authorities.

Deputies say the man was alone in the house and armed with at least two weapons.

Along with his two warrants, Luza was charged with Aggravated Assault Public Servant and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Luza is being held on a $56,000 bond.