Standoff in Wichita Falls lasts more than 3 hours

Standoff in Wichita Falls lasts more than 3 hours

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A standoff that involved over 20 Wichita Falls Police Department units lasted more than three hours Sunday.

The standoff that happened on the 2000 block of Princeton Avenue in Wichita Falls started around 5:45 p.m. when officers were called out for a check welfare.

Police said when they arrived they found a man barricaded inside a vacant duplex.

WFPD blocked the road and neighbors said they thought the suspect had a weapon.

Officers said the man did have a BB gun on him earlier in the day, but when he was taken out of the duplex he did not have a weapon.

Police said the man was making suicidal comments. Swat team and negotiators were called out to the scene.

Officers broke down the door and entered the home just before 7:00 p.m.

One neighbor told NewsChannel 6 the man was in the attic of the home.

Police said gas was deployed and the man gave up and came out of the house.

The man was taken away on a gurney around 9:00 p.m.

WFPD said the man was taken to the hospital and has no injuries.

The man will not face any criminal charges.

Neighbors and the suspect's family members got together and prayed for a peaceful end to the standoff situation.

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