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Man in custody after 2-hour standoff in Beverly Hills

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A DPS officer takes aim during a standoff in Beverly Hills Sunday.

  • Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte

A Waco police SWAT team sets up near a home in Beverly Hills where a shot was reportedly fired.

  • Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte

A Waco police SWAT team sets up near a home in Beverly Hills where a shot was reportedly fired. A 19-year-old man was later arrested on several felony charges stemming from a two-hour standoff nearby the home.

  • Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte, file

A Waco police SWAT team sets up near a home in Beverly Hills where a shot was reportedly fired.

  • Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte

Department of Public Safety troopers and a McLennan County sheriff’s deputy post one block from where a man was holed up after firing his gun in a yard.

  • Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte

A man was taken into custody late Sunday afternoon after a two-hour-long backyard standoff in Beverly Hills, authorities said.

Beverly Hills police were called to a neighborhood off South Valley Mills Drive at about 2 p.m. in response to a caller who said a man was armed with a gun outside a home, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. When police arrived, the man reportedly fled on foot through backyards in the area.

At least one shot was fired toward officers as police pursued the man, Beverly Hills police Lt. Thomas Schmidt said. No one was injured by the gunfire.

The man was later surrounded in the backyard of a home near Acree and Bradford streets. McLennan County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Waco police all responded for assistance and set up a large perimeter around the area.

Schmidt said police negotiators talked with the armed man and were able to get the man to surrender at at about 4 p.m. The man, who appeared to suffer from dehydration and possible heat exhaustion, was taken to a local hospital before authorities planned to take him to McLennan County Jail.

The suspect’s name and and possible charges were not available Sunday evening.


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