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Armed Suspect Who Barricaded Himself Inside House Now In Custody

By: Brittany Semadeni and Matt Howerton Email
By: Brittany Semadeni and Matt Howerton Email

TEMPLE (April 15, 2013)--Temple Police were able to arrest an armed suspect without incident Monday evening after a standoff in the 300 block of Bellwood Drive.

Police had been negotiating with an armed suspect Monday evening after a suspect displayed a handgun at an individual, police said.

According to police, at around 3 p.m., a suspect pointed a handgun at someone at a residence in the 300 block of Bellwood Drive, about three minutes from Lakewood Elementary School.

The individual was able to flee the scene but the suspect barricaded himself inside the house, police said.

According to police the suspect was alone inside the house and no one else was in immediate danger.

A shot was fired but no injuries were reported, police said.

Police were still negotiating over the phone with the suspect at 5:30 p.m. until around 6:30 p.m. when officers arrested him and took him into custody.

Police said the man came outside and closed the door behind him, however, when officers approached him he tried to run back inside.

Officers were able to arrest Paul Moser Truett IV, 36, of Temple, after deploying a "flash bang."

A flash bang is a grenade-like device that stuns and distracts subjects with its loud bang and bright flash.

The neighborhood was blocked off while police investigate the incident.


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