Standoff Ends With One Behind Bars

Standoff Ends With One Behind Bars

A brief standoff in Wichita Falls ended Saturday afternoon with one person behind bars. It happened around 3:45 p.m. on the 3600 block of York Street, according to the Wichita Falls Police Department.

That's where officers were called for a family disturbance. Police said they were told a man inside a home had a fight with his girlfriend, and neighbors believed he had a gun.

Officers surrounded the home trying to get the man outside. When he came outside he resisted arrest and officers tased him more than once, according to police.

The man was identified as 27-year-old Donald Vankirk. He was arrested and is charged with assault family violence and unlawful restraint. 

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