Barricaded man suffers burns in Texas standoff
Barricaded man suffers burns over half his body in fiery end to West Texas standoff
MERKEL, Texas (AP) — Police say a barricaded man has suffered burns over half his body as a West Texas standoff ended with a mobile home in flames.
Investigators say Garry Allyn Diltz was alone Monday at the residence in Merkel, a town of about 2,600 located 15 miles west of Abilene.
Police responded to a report of a man threatening suicide. Police say Diltz then pointed a gun at officers.
Investigators say Diltz earlier was accused of aggravated assault against a public servant. Further details weren't immediately available.
Negotations failed to get Diltz to surrender and officers fired chemicals into the residence. A fire broke out. Diltz then gave up.
Police say Diltz has third-degree burns and was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock. A hospital spokesman says Diltz was being evaluated.
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