Man in custody after hours long standoff in northwest San Antonio

Man locked self in room with pills, rifle


SAN ANTONIO – A man is in police custody following a standoff that lasted hours on the Northwest Side Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to a home in the 5700 block of 3 Springs Drive after the suspect  reportedly locked himself inside his room with prescription pills and a rifle. Police said he was threatening to harm himself.

"It was scary how we were in the house, it was normal, and then we look out the windows and all of a sudden there was cops cars up and down the street," said neighbor Carlton Graves.

Some people were even evacuated. "(I was) Scared because my bedroom is on that side. I had all my kids and their friends in the living room," said next door neighbor Vanesia Leblanc.

After about four hours, the SWAT team showed up and along with negotiators convinced the man to give himself up.

"Negotiators were on the line with this individual and he came out on his own without any type of violence. It was very peaceful," said San Antonio police officer Roger Zuniga.

Police said the man will not be charged. He will be taken to a medical detention center for evaluation.