SAN ANTONIO – A standoff at a home in Southwest Bexar County ended with a man wanted on several warrants being taken away in handcuffs Friday.
The standoff happened near Interstate 35 and Luckey Road. Authorities kept a tight perimeter around a house for hours.
“The road was blocked with over 30 sheriffs, state troopers. Nobody could get by,” said Galdino Rodriguez, who lives nearby.
The man holed up inside the house prompted a multiagency effort, which included the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and a SWAT team.
“At approximately 1:24 p.m., a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle near I-35 and Luckey Road for a minor traffic violation,” said Orlando Moreno, with the Department of Public Safety.
When DPS discovered the man had three felony warrants and tried to take him into custody, he didn’t go easily. The man allegedly head-butted a trooper and then ran into a nearby house and barricaded himself inside for more than five hours.
“An attempt was made to get the subject to come out on his own. When that failed, the Bexar County SWAT entered the home and took the subject into custody at approximately 6:42 p.m.,” Moreno said.
The man, who was unarmed, was arrested without further incident. The people who live in the house were not home at the time of the standoff, but neighbors who saw the commotion said they were shocked.
“It don’t really happen here at all, so it’s a first,” Rodriguez said.
In addition to the three warrants the man faced before he was pulled over, he now faces assault on a peace officer, evading arrest and burglary on a habitation charges. He is being booked at the magistrate’s office.