Five-Hour Armed Suburban Standoff Ends With One Arrest

By: Kyle Muscarello Email
By: Kyle Muscarello Email
Tyler Delane Staas (Jail photo)

Tyler Delane Staas (Jail photo)

WOODWAY (March 7, 2013)--A five-hour standoff between police and an armed man ended just before daybreak Thursday after officers tear gassed the house where the man was barricaded.

Woodway police arrested the armed man who had been barricaded inside the house since just after midnight Thursday morning.

Officers were sent to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Bellaire Drive, and when they got there a man barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out, Woodway police Chief Yost Zakhary said.

The Woodway police SWAT team was sent to the scene and police began negotiating with the suspect, which continued throughout the early morning.

When the man refused to give up, Zakhary said, police decided to fire gas into the house and force his surrender.

Just about 5 a.m. Thursday the man gave up and police took him into custody.

No one was hurt, Zakhary said.

Tyler Delane Staas, 26, was in the McLennan County Jail Thursday morning facing charges of assault on a peace officer, evading arrest on foot and abusive call to 911, according to online records.

He was later released.


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