Southwest Amarillo Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

AMARILLO, TX--A man who barricaded himself in his Southwest Amarillo home turned himself into police after a standoff that lasted several hours.

According to the Amarillo Police Department the incident on the 4500 block of Princeton was resolved around 3:00 a.m.

Just before 7:30 last night, Police arrived at the man's home after receiving a call to check on his condition. When they entered the home, police reported hearing a gun shot.

The SWAT team arrived on scene, evacuated several homes in the neighborhood and blocked off an area around 45th avenue.

Police say moments later they heard a second shot being fired from the home.

The man, who is in his late sixties, was threatening to harm himself and is being treated at an area hospital.