Standoff at Bushland Residence

Amarillo, TX - A standoff early Saturday morning caused local authorities to surround an area home after an armed woman barricaded herself in her home.

Potter County Sheriff's were called out to a residence in the Prairie West Addition of Bushland on reports of shots being fired.

When deputies arrived, they located a female discharging a small caliber handgun from her front porch.

When authorities attempted to engage the female with verbal commands, she reportedly dropped the firearm and fled into her home.

The Amarillo Police Department and Department of Public Safety arrived to help set up a perimeter around the home.

After a period of time, the female was able to be contacted via cell phone and negotiations were made for her to exit.

She was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.

No one was injured during the incident but several area residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.