UPDATE: Standoff ends safely

Amarillo Police and APD Swat are responding to a standoff at 1300 South Harrison in downtown Amarillo.


The Amarillo Police Department spent nearly two hours this afternoon responding to a standoff situation in downtown Amarillo, and asked citizens to avoid the area until they could clear the threat.

Units responded to the call early this afternoon at 1300 South Harrison in the vacinity of Park Central Assisted Living Center and Park Place Towers.

According to APD, a resident told staff members at the living center she was afraid her husband was going to hurt himself. Staff members told police they saw a gun in the man's lap, so they called police. Residents of the vicinity were moved out of harm's way. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Around 4:15 p.m., authorities apprehended the resident responsible.

No one was hurt, no shots were fired. APD says they are treating the case as a mental health issue and that no charges would be filed at the time.


Amarillo Police are asking people to avoid the area of 1300 South Harrison in downtown Amarillo as they are in a standoff situation.

APD reports officers and the APD Swat Team are on the scene of a reported man with a gun at 1300 S. Harrison in the vicinity of Park Central Assisted Living Center and Park Place Towers.

According to a Pronews 7 reporter on the scene, a resident in distress is in a room and his wife claims he has a gun. SWAT negotiators are talking with the suspect. Residents of the vicinity have been moved out of the area. No shots have been fired and no one is injured. At this time police tell Pronews 7 there is no known motive.

The street is closed from southwest 12th Avenue to Southwest 15th Avenue. Police say the call is confined to a small area within the building.

Police ask people to avoid driving in the area.

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