SWAT situation concludes, no suspect in custody

SWAT situation concludes, no suspect in custody
Traffic along 34th Ave. was diverted for much of Monday evening as police surrounded a home in the area / Source: KFDA
Traffic along 34th Ave. was diverted for much of Monday evening as police surrounded a home in the area / Source: KFDA
Police say the suspect may have escaped the home after the initial call was made / Source: KFDA
Police say the suspect may have escaped the home after the initial call was made / Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A four hour standoff on 34th Ave. in Amarillo has concluded without a suspect in custody, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

Police believe the suspect was able to escape the home. An investigation is ongoing.

Traffic along 34th Ave. near Bell St. has since reopened. Police had been urging drivers to avoid the area since the standoff began around 4:00 p.m. Monday. Officials said they responded to a home in the 5500 block of SW 34th on a call about a potential domestic dispute.

Four people, including two children, were removed from the home during the situation that ensued. APD's SWAT unit responded to the home and attempted to make contact with a male suspect they believed was inside.

Police believe the suspect might have escaped the residence during the time the initial call was made and the time officers escorted the other residents out.

No injuries are reported at this time.

Officers located a handgun found on a bed inside the home. The firearm was collected as evidence.

Multiple units were called to the scene to assist police with the standoff and surround traffic. APD tweeted a photo of the Mobile Command Unit arriving on scene.

We will bring you the latest updates on this story as more details become available.

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