MERKEL (November 12, 2012)--Police say a barricaded man suffered burns over half his body as a standoff ended Monday with a mobile home in flames.
Investigators say Garry Allyn Diltz was alone Monday at the residence in Merkel, a town of about 2,600 about 15 miles west of Abilene.
The standoff started after officers responded to a report of a man threatening suicide.
Police say Diltz pointed a gun at the officers.
Investigators say Diltz earlier was accused of aggravated assault against a public servant, but further details weren't immediately available.
Negotiators tried, but failed to get Diltz to surrender and officers fired chemicals into the residence.
A fire broke out and Diltz then gave up.
Police say Diltz has third-degree burns and was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock.
A hospital spokesman says Diltz was being evaluated.
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