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SWAT standoff ends with man taken into custody

Amarillo, TX - The armed suspect who barricaded himself inside his home for nearly four hours is in police custody.

Authorities tell us the standoff began around 3:00 Monday afternoon in the 3600 block northeast 10th street.

The suspect threatened to blow up himself and his home, just down the street from Forest Hill Elementary School.

Amarillo police and the SWAT team surrounded the home and contacted the armed suspect.

Police gained control of the man after throwing tear gas into the home.