All-Day Armed Standoff Ends Without Injury

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

BELL COUNTY (May 11, 2014) A Bell County woman was in custody late Saturday night after deputies arrested her at the end of a 12-hour standoff in a neighborhood south of Belton during which she fired several shots, but no one was injured.

Deputies were sent at about 9:15 a.m. to a residence in the 2900 block of Sherwood Loop after a report that a person was threating to shoot herself and that she already had fired several shots.

When deputies arrived at about 9:25 a.m. they tried to make contact with the woman but she ran to a shed behind the house where she barricaded herself and refused to speak with deputies.

After family members told deputies the woman had fired several shots, the officers called for the Bell County SWAT team and secured the area around the house.

When SWAT arrived a negotiator made contact with the woman who still was holding a handgun and was threatening to kill herself.

After almost 12 hours of intense negotiations, at about 9:10 p.m., the 38-year-old woman, who has not been named, surrendered to deputies and was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital Temple for evaluation.

Belton Police and the Bell County Organized Crime Unit assisted deputies in the incident.

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