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Police standoff that took nearly 2 hours ends with 2 arrests, no injuries

Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 21:40:18-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A police standoff lasting nearly two hours ended without any major injuries on Friday. The incident took place at an apartment complex on the 1900 block of 16th Street which is near Del Mar East Campus.

According to police, officers were called to that location for a disturbance around 3 p.m. Friday. As the officers were approaching the location, they received reports of a possible hostage situation developing. Police say a witness told them someone pulled a gun inside the home. Corpus Christi SWAT was deployed and parts of nearby streets were closed. Neighbors in the apartment complex were also evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Captain William Broyles with CCPD said once the SWAT team arrived, they began talking to a 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman inside a unit. After evaluating the situation, they determined it was not a hostage situation, however a hostage negotiator convinced the two to come out. Both surrendered to the police at the scene.

"The SWAT team and the hostage negotiation team did a fantastic job, it did not take the hostage negation team very long at all, especially type of [inaudible]...they have. Very effective communication and that pretty much resolved it in a few minutes," said Captain Broyles.

Both surrendered to the police at the scene. The woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for making threats with the gun.