Police blockade Amarillo neighborhood
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 02:14:20 GMT —
Update 9:00a Police have now identified the man as 64-year-old Harold V. Allm.
Update 2:00a Police now have the man in custody who barracaded himself in a home for several hours late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
It was just after 6:00 Monday evening when police were dispacted to the 6100 block of Palmetto, near the intersection of 34th and Bell. According to Amarillo Police, a female occupant was not able to get out of the house. She advised police the male subject, who was still inside the home, had threatened her with a gun.
Officers then made contact with the man who said he had weapons inside the home. He told police he was not coming out.
The residence was secured as SWAT and hostage negitiators were called in.
Communication was made and after several hours, at around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, the man came out of the house. He was taken into custody without further incident.
He was taken to the Randall County Jail where, according to police, he will be booked on a charge of Aggravated Assault.
The man's identity is not yet being released.
FIRST reported by Pronews 7 Several roads are closed and officers are now surrounding the area in the 6100 block of Palmeto.
This after investigating a domestic disturbance call. According to scanner traffic, police are reportedly looking for a suspect with a "long rifle."
The man allegedly barricaded himself inside a home in the area and police are negotiating with him. Police first arrived around 6:00 Monday evening when they received a call of a man and woman fighting. The woman told police the man pulled a gun on her and threatened to kill her. She managed to get out to call police.
A helicopter is also circling the area along with the SWAT team responding. Additionally, the department's bomb squad was called in with a robot.
Amarillo Police are asking residents to avoid the area.