APD SWAT blocks off I-40 & Paramount Motel 6, 1 man in custody

APD SWAT blocks off I-40 & Paramount Motel 6, 1 man in custody
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police now have the Motel 6 near I-40 and Paramount secured after a SWAT situation occurred early Friday morning.

The incident has been resolved and the suspect is under evaluation at a local hospital.

Officers tell NewsChannel 10 they were called to the scene on Lakeview Street around 4:15 a.m. where a man reportedly had a knife and gun threatening to commit suicide.

After several attempts to make contact peacefully with the man, chemical agents were set off in the motel room. The man then surrendered to police and was taken in for medical treatment.

An investigation is currently underway.  It's unknown at this time if any charges will be filed against the man.

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