Domestic Violence Report Leads To Standoff In Local Neighborhood

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HARKER HEIGHTS (September 30, 2013)—A domestic violence call early Monday in Harker Heights led to a four-hour standoff that came to a peaceful conclusion before sunrise.

Officers were dispatched at around 2 a.m. to a home in the 1800 block of Valley Oaks Drive in Harker Heights, but when they arrived, no one came out although it was clear someone was inside the house.

The department’s SWAT Team was requested after officers determined a man was barricaded inside the house who was holding his girlfriend hostage, police Sgt. Roosevelt Wilson said.

SWAT team members were able to get the woman out of the house through an open window.

She told officers the man wasn’t armed, denied that anything violent had occurred, and said she didn’t want to pursue charges, police said.

Once the SWAT Team stood down, the man emerged from the house at around 6 a.m.

No arrests were made and on charges will be filed, police said.