Suicidal Suspect Incident Ends Peacefully Wednesday Morning

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WACO (September 3, 2014) Waco police Wednesday morning brought a quick end to an incident in which a suicidal suspect barricaded himself inside a South Waco home near an elementary school and threatened to harm himself.

Officers were surrounding a house at 1704 Monte Vista where at about 8 a.m. a woman called to report her grandson had threatened to bring a gun into the house.

By about 8:45 a.m. officers had the suspect in custody after he voluntarily came outside, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Swanton said officers spoke with the suspect by telephone and convinced him to surrender himself.

There is a Waco school only three blocks away but Waco ISD spokesman Dale Caffey said early on there was no lockdown in place at Kendrick Elementary School.

Swanton said the man was not facing any criminal charges and would be taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

No one was injured.

Swanton said police officers had dealt with the man before on a similar issue.