Thursday, June 1, 2017

SWAT Team Surrounds Home - Man With AK-47

SWAT personnel have surrounded a home in the 3300 block of N. Bolton St. in Amarillo where a reportedly armed suspect has barricaded himself.

An officer at the scene said the man has an AK-47 assault rifle.

APD Officer Jeb Hilton says two women recently came out of the home, and police are about to start introducing chemical irritants into the building.

As of 8 a.m., traffic near the area of 32nd and Grand Streets was shut down as police worked in the area.

Authorities say the incident began with the Department of Public Safety chasing the suspect after a trooper tried to pull him over north of the city on Loop 335 for a traffic violation. DPS Sgt. Cindy Barkley said speeds during the chase exceeded 100 mph. He later fled into the home.


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