Suicidal woman in custody after hours-long standoff with police

Published: Jan. 4, 2018 at 4:07 AM CST
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A suicidal woman is safe after a standoff in a Waco neighborhood.

Sgt. Patrick Swanton told KWTX the call came in around 10 p.m. Wednesday evening, prompting a SWAT response in addition to normal officer response.

Swanton said the woman was the only person in her house on the 2700 block of Driftwood Street when she called police indicating she wanted to take her own life.

Initially, the woman wouldn't respond to negotiators on scene, but they kept talking to her until they could take her into custody just before 5 a.m.

During the talks, the woman indicated she was facing a personal crisis.

Swanton said it's the department's job to aid citizens who are considering suicide and will help them out by getting them to safety.

No injuries to officers were reported.

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