Cops: Man Announced Suicide Threat On Loudspeaker

Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - An unusual scene played out in the 5100 block of Mesa where a man was reportedly on a loudspeaker threatening suicide.

Officers arrived after two Sunday morning and say they found the man, who appeared to be drunk, holding a gun while pacing back and forth talking on a cell phone in the garage of a home.

Officers say the man went inside the home and stayed there for more than four hours while swat and the bomb squad were called out to try to negotiate.

Finally, just before seven, the man went with officers and is now undergoing a mental evaluation.