SWAT standoff ends peacefully - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

SWAT standoff ends peacefully

Posted: Updated:

Amarillo, TX - A police standoff in Amarillo was resolved quickly and peacefully Wednesday afternoon (March 6).

Earlier Wednesday, some concerned residents called our newsroom to ask why a SWAT team was outside a house in the Sunset Terrace area.  As it turned out, the standoff was brief and ended peacefully, so those concerns can be laid to rest.

Just before 5:00, Amarillo Police responded to a home in the 400 block of Sunset Terrace on a welfare check.  An officer on scene told us a man had locked himself in the home and was refusing to come out.

Police feared the man might harm himself, and called in the SWAT team in the interest of public safety. Eventually, they were able to coax the man outside without incident and took him to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation.

As it stands now, the man is not facing any criminal charges.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • One year anniversary of Michael Carter's death

    One year anniversary of Michael Carter's death

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:59:07 GMT
    Almost one year after her son was gunned down inside his west Lawton apartment, his mother continues to search for justice and closure. 22 year old Michael Carter was found fatally shot on April 25 of last year. 
    Almost one year after her son was gunned down inside his west Lawton apartment, his mother continues to search for justice and closure. 22 year old Michael Carter was found fatally shot on April 25 of last year. 
  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:50:23 GMT
    Showers Ending Later Tonight...
    Showers Ending Later Tonight...
  • 7th Annual Cruisin' the Chisholm Trail Car Show

    7th Annual Cruisin' the Chisholm Trail Car Show

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:02:34 GMT
    The 7th Annual Cruisin' the Chisolm Trail car show in Duncan attracts over two thousand people to the two day event. 
    The 7th Annual Cruisin' the Chisolm Trail car show in Duncan attracts over two thousand people to the two day event. 
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.