SWAT Standoff at Links Apartments Ends Peacefully


A four hour police SWAT standoff standoff at the Links Apartments ended peacefully at 3 p.m. today.

According to Texarkana, Arkansas Public Information Officer Kristi Mitchell, police received a phone call informing them of a suicidal subject. The caller was the subject’s husband.

Due to the woman refusing to come to the door or communicate with police along with there being a 12 year old in the apartment the SWAT team was called in, said Mitchell.

After attempting to communicate and negotiate with the subject for several hours the decision to set a deadline of 3 p.m. was made.

At exactly 3 p.m. SWAT could be heard over police communications making entry. They advised moments after entering the subject was in custody.

According to Mitchell the woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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