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APD SWAT and Negotiators Called to Scene on LaSalle

Amarillo Police Department SWAT and negotiators were called to a scene in the 100 block of LaSalle, yesterday at about 3:30pm.

APD reports that SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene on the report of a male threatening to harm himself. Officers located the man holding a handgun in the backyard of the residence. The man refused to drop the weapon so SWAT and negotiators were called.

SWAT were able to get the man to drop the gun and he was taken into custody at 4:45pm.

APD reports that the man was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

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