Suspect Arrested After Standoff in North Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Residents in a north Abilene neighborhood were evacuated from their homes Tuesday night during an hours-long standoff between an armed suspect and police.

The standoff began sometime before 7:30 p.m. after authorities received information that a resident on Mulberry Street was inside his house making threats with a gun.

A SWAT team rushed to the scene and began moving nearby families from their homes before beginning negotiations with the gunman.

There's no indication he was a harm to anyone else. The evacuations took place as a safety precaution.

The suspect was taken into custody over two hours after the standoff began. 

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