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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Long standoff ends peacefully

Long standoff ends peacefully 

Wichita County authorities arrested a 25-year old man after a lengthy standoff at an apartment complex off Burkburnett Road early Monday morning. Authorities believed the man had several weapons inside the unit during the stand off. Photo by Matt Ladesma
An apartment complex between Wichita Falls and Burkburnett has ended without injuries that a long standoff.

A man was taken in to custody at an apartment complex off Burkburnett Road.

The man whose identity has not yet been released of arrested after SWAT officers forced their way at the Arcadia Windmill Apartments, 8074 Tica Road. Authorities had been on scene since a little after 2 a.m., the man's friends reported he had been drinking heavily and threatening them, according to deputies.

Officers made contact with the man after several failed attempts, The man was not holding weapons, but refused to come out for about five hours until SWAT officers made their way into the unit and ended the standoff without further incident.

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