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SWAT standoff in local neighborhood shuts down busy roadway

A stretch of a busy Central Texas roadway was closed Monday evening and nearby residents were...
A stretch of a busy Central Texas roadway was closed Monday evening and nearby residents were advised to shelter in place.(Eric Franklin)
Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 6:08 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2020 at 6:53 PM CST
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A SWAT standoff Monday evening in a local neighborhood shut down a stretch of Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Killeen.

The standoff started after officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving an armed man at around 4:45 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of 58th Street.

As officers arrived, the man fired a shot in the air and then retreated into a house, police said.

The man was arrested around 7p.m. after speaking with negotiators and coming out of his house.

A young woman was in the house at the time but she was not threatened at any point and is safe.

The eastbound and westbound lanes of Veterans Memorial were closed from 54th Street to Twin Creek, police said, and nearby residents were told to shelter in place.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

No injuries have been reported.

The charges for man are pending and he has been transported to the Killeen city jail.

This investigation is ongoing.

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