Texas police chief arrested following standoff at home

Texas police chief arrested following standoff at home

NORMANGEE, Texas (AP) - A Texas police chief has been arrested following an exchange of gunfire and a standoff at his home northeast of College Station.

Normangee Mayor Gary Dawkins tells KBTX-TV in Bryan (http://bit.ly/2nnso2u ) that police Chief Charles Herford was taken into custody more than four hours after the standoff began early Wednesday.

The incident prompted a broad response by law enforcement officers, including local police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers.

Dawkins says no one was injured.

It's not clear if the gunfire occurred at the home prior to the standoff or during it. The Eagle newspaper reports that the incident began with a dispute between Herford and a family member.

The Normangee school district cancelled classes for the day because the standoff was in proximity to a school.

Information from: KBTX-TV, http://www.kbtx.com

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